The Murder Capital are post-punk band formed in 2015 when they met at Dublin’s BIMM college. The band’s celebrated debut album, When I Have Fears, reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, a number 2 position in their native Ireland, and featured in media end of year lists internationally, with the Guardian calling it ‘an outstanding debut from a great new band who play it like they mean it.’ Their live shows gained renown for leaving audiences wrung out, such was the heat and energy of their performances.
Their follow up album Gigi’s Recovery went straight to No. 1 position in the Irish Album charts when it was released in January 2023. ‘We spent two years writing this record,’ frontman James McGovern said in conversation with the Irish Independent, ‘and a lot of that writing was done in isolation together.’ These intense writing sessions lead to an album that was praised by fans and critics alike. The Murder Capital follow the release with an extensive tour of Europe and the US in 2023 where even more fans will be treated to their incendiary live performances.