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When I Have Fears

Murder Capital, The

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Called out by The Irish Times as “Ireland’s best new rock band” and named as an one of NME’s “100 Essential New Artists for 2019,” When I Have Fears is the debut album from Dublin, Ireland’s The Murder Capital. Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features both singles from the band so far, “Feeling Fades” and “Green & Blue”, as well as the first studio recording of breakthrough track “More Is Less”.
An exercise in both darkness and light, “When I Have Fears” only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band’s sound. From the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part “Slowdance”, to the tender, bruised confessional of “On Twisted Ground” and industrial pulse of closer “Love, Love, Love”, there’s a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.

“The Murder Capital are as unstinting, honest and vicious as you’d expect the next great punk band torn from the streets of Dublin to be. They see the bar, clear it, and raise it dauntingly high.”
DISCOVERY, THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“The Murder Capital emit a passion that will turn heads, but importantly they are a voice with something to shout about, and that could truly cement them as something to cherish.”
SO YOUNG

“If you’re into your post-punk brutal and bolshy, The Murder Capital have got you sorted. The Murder Capital as one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instil can’t-look-away levels of captivation.”
NME HOT 100 FOR 2019

“Caustic punk with widescreen ambition; music that sounds and feels like where it came from.”
LOUD & QUIET

“As with any new band, the question always comes down to whether they can be just as sharp and thrilling when it comes to studio recordings, and today The Murder Capital give us the definitive and unforgiving affirmative on their debut single”
TRACK OF THE DAY, THE 405

“A group whose live shows and sessions have (rightly) been garnering much attention… the soundtrack to your Friday night.”
WONDERLAND

“Ireland’s best new band?”
THE IRISH TIMES

“Surging like waves and creating the same nervous, edge-of-your-seat atmosphere that their live shows have been so well spoken of for… beautiful chaos.”
NEU PICK OF THE DAY, DIY

“A brooding beat and a menacing bassline, The Murder Capital have delivered the goods.”
GIGWISE

“Not just a band primed to rip your head off, but to make you throw shapes.”
DORK HYPE 2019

“Furious, bellowing Irish punks who would beat you in a staring contest.”
DIY CLASS OF 2019

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Track Listings

  1. For Everything
  2. More Is Less
  3. Green & Blue
  4. Slowdance I
  5. Slowdance II
  6. On Twisted Ground
  7. Feeling Fades
  8. Don't Cling To Life
  9. How The Streets Adore Me Now
  10. Love, Love, Love

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