TRACK: The Murder Capital release new single ‘Only Good Things’ and confirm summer festival dates

The five members of the band The Murder Capital looking at the camera
Credit: Grayce Leonard

The Murder Capital return with their new new single ‘Only Good Things‘ which is the first new music since their critically acclaimed debut album When I Have Fears which reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, a Number 2 position in their native Ireland, and featured in media end of year lists internationally with the Guardian calling it “an outstanding debut from a great new band who play it like they mean it.” This new single sees the 5-piece take a slightly different direction with a gentler more measured sound but which is nonetheless full of the passion they are quite rightly heralded for.

Speaking on the new single, frontman James McGovern says,

“This track for us has been an exciting evolution for the band. It’s so bright. It’s so colourful. This is a part of the narrative of the overall record that we feel reaches a real place of inner calm, inner peace but at its core, it’s a love song. You get a song like this where, the protagonist in this song is quite simply asking – not pleading – just willing to ask their counterpart to rid them of their intrusive thoughts, the devils on their shoulders and to be truly vulnerable. We’re so excited to go to a place like this because perhaps it’s not what is expected of us. It stood out to me during the creation of this record that it is more about the friends that are still here and celebrating those connections, those relationships and being unafraid of life and it’s many seasons. Where ‘Only Good Things’ stands within the record is at a moment where the sonic and the lyrical narrative especially, are of newfound joy.”

The Murder Capital also made their live return this year performing at the likes of Primavera Sound, VYV Festival and Solidays, as well as opening for Pearl Jam earlier this month at British Summer Time.  They now have a run of festival dates throughout the summer.

The Murder Capital Live dates:

22 July – Truck Festival – Oxford, UK
31 July – All Together Now – Co Waterford, IRE
17 August – Paredes De Coura Festival – Paredes De Coura, PT
19 August – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, DE
20 August – Pukkelpop – Hasselt, BE
21 August – Green Man Festival – Breacon Beacons, UK

For more details and tickets please check here.

For more information on The Murder Capital please check out their facebook and twitter.

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