Don't Cling To Life is only the third track to be released by Dublin's The Murder Capital, but is certain to increase the hype around the band as they prepare for the release of their debut album When I Have Fears, due for release on August 16 in the midst of a gruelling touring schedule.
With two singles, Feeling Fades and Green And Blue, behind them, The Murder Capital have already established themselves as a band with a fearsome live reputation for the intensity of their shows, something they've managed to distill and capture on record. Don't Cling To Life is certain to expand their dedicated following further as the single was premiered by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music. The song deals, like many of the tracks on When I Have Fears, with death and the consequences for those still around to deal with the fallout with an urgency and intensity that's pretty much unrivaled.
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They play Southampton Heartbreakers (July 13), London Citadel Festival (14), Cambridge Portland Arms (15), Guildford The Boileroom (16), Nijmegen Valkhof Festival (18), Latitude Festival (19), Sunderland The Independent (20), Stirling Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival (21), York The Crescent (23), Leicester The Cookie (24), Liverpool Arts Club Loft (25), Truck Festival (27), Y NOT Festival (28), Waterford All Together Now (August 4), Newquay Boardmasters Festival (10), Winchester Boom Town (11), Cork Music Zone (15), Dublin Tower Records (16 - 1pm), Dublin Button Factory (16 - 7pm), Kilkenny Rollercoaster Records (17 - 1pm), Limerick Steamboat Records (17 - 7pm), Belfast Strange Victory Records (18 - 4pm), Glasgow Monorail (19), Manchester Fopp (20 - 5pm), London Rough Trade East (22 - 1pm), Brighton Resident Records (22 - 6.30pm), Paris Rock En Seine (25), Vlieland Into The Great Wide Open (30), End Of The Road Festival (September 1), Athens Death Disco (26), Bristol Exchange (October 7), Nottingham Bodega (8), London Tufnell Park Dome (10), Brighton The Haunt (11), Birmingham Castle And Falcon (12), Leeds Brudenell Social Club (14), Edinburgh Mash House (15), Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (16), Manchester Yes (18), Oxford Ritual Union (19), Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (20), Amsterdam Paradiso (25), Rotterdam V11 (26), Tourcoing Le Grand Mix (28), Caen Portobello Rock Club (29), Cenon Le Rocher De Palmer (30), Toulouse Le Rex (November 1), Nimes Paloma (2), Angers Joker's Pub (4), Paris Nouveau Casino (6), Nancy L'Autre Canal (8), Belfort La Poudriere (9), Kortrijk Sonic City Festival (10), Hamburg Molotow (12), Berlin Music Und Frieden (13) and Cologne Artheater (14).
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