This week has seen Irish post-punks, The Murder Capital, return with their first taste of upcoming music, arriving in the shape of Only Good Things. The single follows on from the band’s 2019 debut, When I Have Fears, which reached a Top 20 UK Chart position and received critical acclaim.
Speaking of the single, frontman James McGovern states:
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.”
A brighter, more optimistic release in comparison to When I Have Fears, ‘Only Good Things’ marks a new era for the band, as James continues, ‘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 have already made their live return this year performing at the likes of Primavera Sound, VYV Festival, Solidays, aswell as opening for Pearl Jam earlier this month. This Summer sees them play further festival slots, including Truck Festival, Green Man and All Together Now, amongst others.