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The Murder Capital Debut Single

The Murder Capital ended 2018 as that rare thing: a band tipped from all corners without having released a single song. In an age where people and bands overshare by default, The Murder Capital have been doing the opposite. If you wanted to know about The Murder Capital, you had to get to a show and see for yourself. That’s if you could get in.

Based on the caustic strength of one live recording of ‘More Is Less’, which went viral on YouTube, and feverish word of mouth from those who have been lucky enough to attend these early gigs, The Murder Capital have built a formidable reputation. In just over a year, they’ve sold out shows in their hometown of Dublin (to 400 people), played with Slaves, Shame and fellow countrymen Fontaines DC.

With ‘Feeling Fades’ the band fulfil their early promise – delivering a brooding, propulsive slice of post-punk recorded with Flood (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Foals). In one of their rare interviews so far, the band have stated they are driven by the genuine desire to affect cultural change, and when front-man James McGovern repeats the lyric “the now elapsed ‘round you and me, and it kept us all together” on this, their debut single, you start to believe that they’re capable of achieving just that.

The Murder Capital will tour the UK in January and February:

They will also support Idles at the band’s sold out show at The Electric Ballroom on 6th April.

31st January – Liverpool – EBGB’s

1st February – Cardiff – Club Ifor Bach

2nd February – London – The Shacklewell Arms

3rd February – Brighton – The Prince Albert

5th February – Birmingham - The Sunflower Lounge

6th February – Newcastle – Think Tank? Underground

7th February – Glasgow – The Poetry Club 

8th February – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

 

 

Gum Takes Tooth New Single

Gum Takes Tooth, the London duo of Jussi Brightmore and drummer Tom Fug, are a unique unclassifiable fury that flirts with both speaker-ripping psych-rock pyrotechnics and synapse-shredding acid house. New single, ‘Fights Physiology (Radio Edit)’, reveals the latter. It is taken from their debut release for Rocket Recordings, which is out on January 25.

While this track is the first all-electronic Gum Takes Tooth recording to be released (featuring only electronic drums rather than acoustic kit), it retains the live ethic that the band have championed since their inception. Analogous to a band performance using traditional instrumentation, the drums and synths have been programmed and tweaked on the fly in real-time to exhilarating effect at counterpoint to cold and scathing vocal delivery. The track forms a springboard of electronic workouts of accelerating velocity that have comprised significant portions of the band’s live sets in recent times.

The stunning b-side is a remix from Beste Aydin, AKA Nene H – one of techno’s most exciting breakout acts. Based in Berlin, she’s hailed as part of a new generation that is pushing the genre forward, the perfect accompanying pairing to pulsate those late night rushes.

Gum Takes Tooth are mavericks to the last, perpetual square-pegs and a band intent on forging onward to break all or any paradigms before them, creating a collection of kinetic anthems to battle everyday oppression - a work of machine-driven mania with its very human heart on its sleeve.

GUM TAKES TOOTH LIVE

24 Jan - Leicester, The SoundHouse

25 Jan - London, Electrowerkz – with Nik Void, Sex Swing, Michael and Coldnose

1 Feb - Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall

2 Feb - Sheffield, Audacious Space

14 Feb - Dublin, Drop Dead Twice

15 Feb - Cork, The Roundy

16 Feb - Manchester, Star & Garter

5 March - Paris, Badaboum FR

6 March - Lille, L’Aeronef FR

8 March - Tours, Le Temps Machine FR

 

 

 

 

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