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Album Review: The Murder Capital – When I Have Fears

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Track: The Murder Capital – Don’t Cling to Life, plus Album and Tour News

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We are honoured to premiere the sonically arresting track ‘A Savage Goo’ from Dublin’s Let’s Set Sail: an enigmatic folk-infusion set on a bedrock of gurgling electronica and haunting vocals. Singer Warren McCarthy’s voice opens the track: naked and raw, a worn, whiskey-soaked gravelly tone infused with the heartache of generations. This is beautifully counterpointed …

Dublin-born, London-based singer/producer Orla Gartland has released her long-awaited debut album, Woman On The Internet via her own label New Friends. The beautifully flowing collection charts the artist’s emotional journey with fervour and introspection in equal measure, proving an incisive debut that is big on both feelings and sound. The culmination of years of music …

Following the release of her highly praised debut album A Common Turn earlier this year, Dublin-based multi-faceted singer/songwriter Anna B Savage returns with a new EP, These Dreams, set for release on 24 September via City Slang. The first single from the record, Since We Broke Up is now available everywhere to stream, with Savage …

The dark sonorous vocals of TV People have carved out a deliciously icy sculpture resting on the delicate instrumentation of ‘Out of the Silence’. There is an imperious and measured delivery, arctic scaling guitars and a meditative pace that evokes a sense of mystery and enigma. ‘Out of the Silence’ very much springs from the …

Dublin band Fruitz have announced the release of the anthemic new track ‘Be Like This’ for 18 June 2021, and Backseat Mafia is very honoured to give you an exclusive listen before its release. And it is a rousing and energising track indeed. ‘Be Like This’ is a classic, driving marauding indie pop song with …

Dublin’s The Crayon Set have just unveiled the utterly gorgeous single ‘Don’t Step Back Too Far’: a fey, wistful track that is delicate and pastoral. Intriguingly built on a bubbling, liquid electronic surface, the vocals are melancholic and haunting with a melody that is intricate and holds fast. There is a tension between the message …

Villagers can do no wrong in my very humble opinion. They are one of the few bands where you know that their new music is always going to be emotionally and creatively transportative, taking you to places you may never have imagined. They have released consistently excellent albums ever since their wondrously eerie debut ‘Becoming …

There is an ominous and deliciously malevolent atmosphere in the single ‘Television’ by Twin Diver – an edgy brutality that has the raw energy of Joy Division with a crisp bubbling instrumentation highlighted by the jangling guitars and brooding rhythm section. The vocals have a disembodied chilling timbre, adding to the ethereal tone and the …

‘Lost Animals’ by Irish artist A. Smyth has an intriguing mix of acoustic and electronic instrumentation that creates a delicate fusion between a folk songwriting tradition and more rugged indie rock roots. The golden thread throughout, though, is an ear for the sweetest of melodies and an indelible melancholia that permeates every track. The result …

If there is one thing Fontaines D.C. have stressed on the eve of the release of their second album ‘A Hero’s Death’ it is that people should not simply expect part two of their outrageously good debut, ‘Dogrel’. This is a Fontaines D.C. reboot, not a sequel. Singer Grian Chatten puts it quite buntly: I …