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The Murder Capital return with new single ‘Only Good Things’

It's the first taste of new music from the Dublin punks

By Nick Reilly

The Murder Capital (Picture: Grayce Leonard)
The Murder Capital (Picture: Grayce Leonard)

Dublin post-punks The Murder Capital have returned with new track ‘Only Good Things’, the first taste of the band’s forthcoming new music.

The new single is produced by John Congleton and marks the first new music since their debut album When I Have Fears, which reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK in 2019 and a #2 position in their native Ireland.

Speaking on the new track, frontman James McGovern said: 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.”

McGovern added: “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.”