The Murder Capital are tipped for big things after internet success

Hailed by The Irish Times as the nation’s best new rock band, The Murder Capital have quickly built a formidable reputation.

The Dublin band finished 2018 tipped for success without having released a single song but having had a live recording go viral on YouTube.

In just over a year, they sold out shows in their hometown (to 400 people), played with Slaves, Shame, IDLES and fellow countrymen Fontaines DC and in the media NME, Loud & Quiet, Dork and DIY all express their approval.

Debut single Feeling Fades and its follow up, Blue & Green, fulfilled the early promise – delivering post-punk songs recorded with Flood (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Foals). 

In one of their rare interviews so far, the band said they are driven by a genuine desire to affect cultural change.

That may be an ambitious goal but The Murder Capital seem to have already found plenty of people willing to listen to their message.

Find out what all the fuss is about when The Murder Capital play at Birmingham’s Castle & Falcon on October 12.