The Murder Capital Debut “Ethel”

Irish band The Murder Capital, have shared a new video for “Ethel"
The Murder Capital, have shared a new video for “Ethel"

Irish band The Murder Capital, have shared “Ethel,” a track is off their forthcoming album Gigi’s Recovery. The song a re-examination of past desires and priorities, whether they are worth still carrying, or if they should be left behind. “I always wanted it to be like this for us, having our first kid name her Ethel,” ultimately becoming a hopeful and cathartic directive, the path forward now clear. The band share about the new single: “The song ‘Ethel’ is a picture of a crossroads, really, asking you what you want from life. Whether you want to continue down a path of chaos, or make a change in your course. It’s showing you what is possible when you make the decisions that bring a sort of cradled warmth into your future. The idea of ‘Ethel’ is that you can have what you truly desire if you put to rest those short-lived fixes that never bring you any real happiness.”

The Murder Capital also made their live return this year performing at the likes of Primavera Sound, VYV Festival and Solidays, as well as opening for Pearl Jam at British Summer Time. The performances follow their largely sold-out EU / UK tours in 2020, which saw them sell out their biggest headline show to date at London’s Electric Ballroom.

The John Congleton produced Gigi’s Recovery, set for release on January 20th via Human Season Records. The band today also share the Maxim Kelly directed video for “Ethel.” Kelly shares about the making of the video: “Initially I thought Ethel should be the main character and do the dance at the end, and I always had this image from this French film called My American Uncle. Where it’s like a little girl standing up at a table. I originally had that image in my head for a rap video, but it didn’t really make sense to the song, I wanted this to feel more like surreal so then as I started finding more imagery, it kind of transpired that maybe the maid was the more interesting character.”

The Murder Capital
Gigi’s Recovery
Human Season Records

1 Existence
2 Crying
3 Return My Head
4 Ethel
5 The Stars Will Leave Their Stage
6 Belonging
7 The Lie Becomes the Self
8 A Thousand Lives
9 We Had to Disappear
10 Only Good Things
11 Gigi’s Recovery
12 Exist

The Murder Capital Tour Dates

FEB 4, 2023. Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
FEB 5, 2023. LUXOR, Cologne, Germany
FEB 6, 2023. Molotow, Musikclub Hamburg, Germany
FEB 8, 2023. Lido, Berlin, Germany
FEB 9, 2023. Hansa 39 , Munich, Germany
FEB 11, 2023. La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
FEB 13, 2023. Le Trabendo, Paris, France
FEB 14, 2023. Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
FEB 16, 2023. Albert Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
FEB 18, 2023. SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow, United Kingdom
FEB 20, 2023. Stylus, Leeds, England
FEB 21, 2023. The Mill, Birmingham, United Kingdom
FEB 23, 2023. O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
FEB 24, 2023. Marble Factory, Bristol, England
FEB 26, 2023. Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland

Pre-order Gig’s Recovery by The Murder Capital HERE


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