IR­ISH ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GETS DIRTY AGAIN

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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.

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