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“Don’t Cling To Life” sees rising Dublin punks The Murder Capital at their fervent best

10 July 2019, 20:40 | Written by Matt Bisgrove

Ireland’s The Murder Capital have revealed “Don’t Cling To Life”, the third and final single from their forthcoming debut album When I Have Fears.

“Don’t Cling To Life” is an urgent airwave-friendly anthem; a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pit stop on a record that takes you through gothic tales soundtracked by the most unique and gothic art-punk rock around. Think H. P. Lovecraft reading his novels over Siouxsie and the Banshees.

The track hones in on the pain of burying a loved one, but still wanting to push forward and focus on turning it into a positive experience. “Even through everything that was going on we didn’t want to write a sad song,” say the band, “we wanted to write a song you could dance to. Feeling grief and wanting to dance through it, and feeling the rawness and emptiness of our own grief, because any relationship that involves love is so specific to you.”

“Don't Cling To Life” is out now and When I Have Fears arrives 16 August, and is available to pre-order now. They play 14 July at London's Citadel Festival, and you can find their other UK dates on The Murder Capital's Facebook.
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