The Murder Capital
‘Ireland is the new home of punk’. That’s the claim the UK music site NME makes. There certainly is a lot going on in Dublin at the moment. The Murder Capital is in the same musical tradition as their friends Fontaines D.C. and is growing just as quickly. Their debut ‘When I Have Fears’ (2019) was a beautiful but somewhat directionless firework. The fun and the fury were a little too explosive. On ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ (2023), everything is much more in its place. The sound is more muscular and the quintet sound exceptionally self-assured. To the critics it is a serious candidate for album of the year. The Murder Capital is really looking forward to Werchter. They say that their previous visit in 2019 was one of their best shows yet. And they got to meet Florence Welch backstage! (Not very) fun fact: the world’s ‘murder capital’ is the Mexican city of Tijuana.