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Album Review: The Murder Capital – When I Have Fears

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The Velvet Underground are of course every indie music fan’s favourite band – the band that launched a thousand musical careers. A new tribute album from Verve Records, ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico’ with tracks from Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, Sharon Van …

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 …

The mighty Fontaines D.C. are warming up to the release of their much anticipated second album ‘A Heroes Death’ on 31 July 2020 (through Partisan Records) with another tasty morsel: ‘Televised Mind’. Providing a thicker more complex sound palette, ‘Televised Mind’ maintains the almost stream of consciousness poetic exhortations of singer Grian Chatten, building and …

Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have released a bleak and beautiful video for the opening track ‘I Don’t Belong to Anyone’, from their highly anticipated album ‘A Heroes Death’, due out on 31 July 2020 through Partisan Records. ‘I Don’t Believe In Anyone’ is a brooding, declarative track that has all the hallmarks of the unique sounds …

Last year, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. released what what I considered to be one of the best albums of the year, if not decade, with ‘Dogrel’. All the more incredible considering it was their debut album. 2019 began with them playing small venues around the UK (see my review of their April 2019 Manchester gig) and …

The Murder Capital will be releasing their epic debut album ‘When I Have Fears’ on 16 August and it confirms Dublin’s place as a hotbed of blistering new talent. This album is a deeply emotional expression of hurt and pain: sometimes delivered through an anarchic punk blast such as opening track ‘For Everything’, and sometimes …

Fontaines D.C. have just finished their first major tour across Europe, a tour that essentially was off the back of a couple of outrageously good singles last year and at pessimistically smaller venues. It was sold out everywhere. The Gorilla in Manchester, sold out this night, has a capacity of up to 700 punters. In …

The stupendous Fontaines D.C. are back with a blistering new single, “Big”. It may clock in at a warp speed of 1 minute and forty-five seconds yet it is, no exaggeration, safeguarding the future of intelligent, dirty rock’n’roll. “Big” is swaggering punk poetry at its best, continuing a line of brilliant singles released by the …