Features: Giglist's Gig Of The Week - The Murder Capital @ Electric Ballroom

The Irish post-punks will inject intensity into Camden's famed, and soon to be sweaty venue
Posted: 20 February 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall
Each week we're putting focus on one upcoming gig we're psyched for, and this week it's The Murder Capital who play a sold out show at Camden's Electric Ballroom tonight.

The words 'brooding' and 'intensity' are often bandied around by those that have witnessed them up-close-and-personal, and they're pretty apt descriptors - the five-piece's steely demeanours are almost as piercing their compositions.

Perhaps unfairly, they're sometimes uttered within the same breath as fellow Dubliners Fontaines DC which is likely situational rather than sonically. Formed in Dublin back in 2015, The Murder Capital have honed a stylish, atmospheric brand of post-punk in a similar vein to Leeds' Eagulls, with interlocking, off-kilter drum rhythms reminiscent of the genres' forefathers Joy Division.

Unlike their aforementioned Dublin peers however, The Murder Capital aren't as brazenly vocal about their Irish heritage per se, rather depicting universal tales of urban decay and hometown disillusionment on debut album When I Have Fears which makes for a ferocious and frustration-laden eruption of energy on stage.

In what promises to be a most sweaty affair, the Irish band stop off in Camden's famed Electric Ballroom in the midst of their UK/Ireland tour. Of course, we'll be there, so - it goes without saying - stay tuned for the review.

To listen to The Murder Capital's debut album When I Have Fears, click here. See their remaining UK/Ireland dates below:

Friday 21st February - Electric Ballroom, London (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 22nd February - The Leadmill, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
Monday 24th February - The O2 Institute 2, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 25th February - O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
Thursday 27th February - Vicar Street, Dublin (SOLD OUT)

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