The Murder Capital continue our coverage from this year’s Great Escape Festival.
Murder Capital were in Brighton after the release of their long-awaited second studio album Gigi’s Recovery a little earlier this year.
“What lies between – and beneath – them is a complex, literate, non-linear journey that shows remarkable songwriting dexterity for what is after all only the band’s second release,” our 8.5/10 review reads.
Throughout, it’s never quite what you might expect it to be, from the eerie looped sample used in Crying (taken from a video tutorial on opera singing) to the lo-fi electronics of The Stars Will Leave Their Stage, a song written about ignoring other people’s expectations and relying on your instincts.
“On that and at many other points the influence of post-The Bends Radiohead is evident. Under this skin Belonging is guitar-less, whilst the album’s title-track runs to what once might have been considered an indulgent near-six minutes, gently traversing the contours of post punk as if McGovern and co. are like tourists revisiting some home country now turned strange.”