photo by Grayce Leonard

PART of the raft of exciting bands that are coming out of Ireland’s much-talked about punk scene at the moment, The Murder Capital have shared the foreboding ‘Green & Blue’.

A bruising, snaking six minute odyssey that simmers with menace, the track explores the dichotomy between light and dark , life and death over rumbling basslines and an insistent drum beat. Allowing James McGovern’s formidable vocal to take the reins, the band’s slow-burning approach pays off; it’s as if we’re always on the verge of something kicking off before they pull back again. Yet another compelling insight into their nuanced and bruisingly powerful approach to punk, there’s a subtle beauty and delicacy here that shines through the darkness.

The Murder Capital play Nice N Sleazy on 14th May.