Second official single by promising art-punk newcomers The Murder Capital, described by The Guardian as “a thug’s pantomime, delivered with delicacy” and who’ve already attracted the services of veteran producer Flood. ‘Green & Blue’ is presented on a limited edition 12” on top of its digital availability.
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- Green & Blue by The Murder Capital
I must congratulate the Murder Capital for attaining buzz band status from so few actual releases. I’ve heard about them enough I assumed that Green & Blue couldn’t possibly be the bands second single proper. And what’s more it’s a one sided 12”! The gall! The brashness! The cheek of it all! Who on earth do they think they are?
Well, there is something else I ought to congratulate the Murder Capital on. They wrote a very good song. And all those adjectives I used to describe their marketing strategy? They’re probably all relevant of the song too. ‘Green & Blue’ is a supremely confident piece of music. A gently churning drum beat and a bold bass line is pretty much all there is to it. Keeping the song steady. Keeping us waiting on bated breath.
The song is over six minutes long but it doesn’t feel it. The tension stored in the rhythm section alone is enough to keep me hooked. But there’s of course the requisite art-punk guitars that crash against the rhythm section, trying to unsettle it and us. And of course, the dead pan vocals. It’s probably quite condescending for someone born in England to find a Dublin accent charming, but I can’t help myself. And it’s this charming voice that delivers the songs supremely intense lyrics.
I’ve read they're a good live band. They're good in the studio too.
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