IRISH ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GETS DIRTY AGAIN
Days after their super sold-out show in Whelan’s – never mind cats, you couldn’t swing a verticallychallenged mouse in there – The Murder Capital signed a management deal with QPrime, the Anglo-American company who already steer the careers of heavyweights like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica, Muse, Gillian Welch, Declan McKenna, Foals, Snow Patrol and The Black Keys.
The Dublin post-punks, who are currently assembling their debut album, further enhanced their reputation with a couple of barnstorming Electric Picnic sets.
Rock may have become a bit too polished and stadium-friendly here for some these past few years, but it has rediscovered its dark underbelly in style, with Fontaines, Pillow Queens, Melts, Post Punk Podge & The Techno Hippies and Slow Riot among the other Irish acts not afraid to bring the noise. We’re also claiming part-ownership of Idles. The Bristol-based loud is the new loud merchants' singer, Maek Bowen, hails from Belfast.