Thursday 17 November 2022

TRACK OF THE DAY : The Murder Capital - Ethel

The Murder Capital have revealed their new single, Ethel, the third track from their forthcoming album Gigi's Recovery. More reminiscent of the style of their debut When I Have Fears than the previous two singles, the powerful track still marks out the new record as a new beginning for a band that has eschewed the album treadmill cycle of many of their contemporaries and taken the time to make a record that reflects their headspace and evolution as a band.

Described at recent acoustic shows as "my favourite from the new record" by front man James McGovern and already a set-closer at their festival performances, Ethel is a song that poses questions about when you reach a crossroads in life and asks what do you want - the party life, the drugs and whether that makes you truly happy or something more restrained and settled like starting a family. The statement "I always wanted it to be like this for us" shifts from "strung out on love, alive in the city" to "having our first kid, name her Ethel." It's couched in the section where the questioning changes with the foreboding "you better get it right, one chance at this life" and the mood of the song shifts too.

The Murder Capital's official site can be found here and they are on Facebook and Twitter.

They tour in February at Antwerp Trix Club (February 4), Cologne Luxor (5), Hamburg Molotow (6), Berlin Lido (8), Munich Hansa 39 (9), Strasbourg La Laiterie (11), Paris Le Trabendo (13), Amsterdam Paradiso (14), Manchester Albert Hall (16), Glasgow SWG3 (18), Leeds Stylus (20), Birmingham The Mill (21), London O2 Kentish Town Forum (23), Bristol The Marble Factory (24), Dublin Vicar Street (26) and Cardiff Tramshed (27).


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