They explore the dichotomy of light and dark, and life and death
Elli Chappelhow

14:44 25th April 2019

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If you’ve been lucky enough to catch The Murder Capital live, you might recognise this new release; it’s become an early favourite in their outrageously manic, rousing live sets. Simmering with menace, new cut ‘Green and Blue’ explores the dichotomy between light and dark, life and death. This sentiment is reflected in the video accompaniment to the track which they have also released today, directed by Ethan Barrett and Tom Gullam.

This theme of contrast extends to the sound of the track, which sees the band master the quiet-loud switch, tiptoeing the line between anticipation and liberation. Adding two more minutes to their previous release ‘Feeling Fades’, The Murder Capital have taken a more slow-burning, brooding approach with ‘Green and Blue’. They make sounds with a bruisingly powerful, punky abandon, yet they deliver it with something a little bit different from the cacophony of pure punk. It’s curiously delicate and nuanced; beautifully brutal.

An ominously rumbling bass line provides the foundations for this epic track. On ‘Green and Blue’, the art-punk quintet’s sound is as tightly wound as a spring which is being slowly stretched to its physical limit throughout the duration of the track, tension and anticipation ever building. Propelling drums underpin James McGovern’s imposing vocal, as he pledges to “correlate the blue the green and blue for you”. 

The Murder Capital have kept anticipations high about their next steps, with word of their live shows spreading like wildfire. After triumphant support slots with the likes of IDLES (where they managed to fill out the Electric Ballroom at just 7pm), Fontaines D.C. and Shame, there’s exciting times ahead for The Murder Capital. They even sold out London’s Lexington 6 weeks in advance.

Catch their enigmatic live show at the following dates:

APRIL
27 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Out Of The Crowd
29 - Paris, La Boule Noire
30 - Tunbridge Wells, The Forum

MAY
01- Sheffield, Picture House Social Club - TICKETS
03 - Manchester, Soup Kitchen - TICKETS
04 - Leeds, Live At Leeds
05 - Leicester, Handmade Festival
08 - Oxford, The Jericho Tavern
09-10 - Brighton, The Great Escape Festival
11 - Dublin, Eastbound Festival
14 - Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
15 - Hull, The Polar Bear
16 - London, The Lexington
17 - Bristol, Hy-Brasil

JUNE
21 - Clonmellon, Body & Soul
29 - Werchter, Rock Werchter
30 - Rotterdam, Metropolis Festival 

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Photo: Gavin Ovoca