IMRO this week met with The Murder Capital to present them with their IMRO Award in recognition of their album ‘When I Have Fears’, which reached No.1 on the Independent Chart in August.
The IMRO Number 1 Award was introduced to acknowledge IMRO members who reach number 1 in the album charts here in Ireland.
Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals), ‘When I Have Fears’ features all four singles from the band so far, ‘Feeling Fades’, ‘Green & Blue’ & ‘Don’t Cling To Life’ and ‘More Is Less’
An exercise in both darkness and light, ‘When I Have Fears’ only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band’s sound. From the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part ‘Slowdance’, to the tender, bruised confessional of ‘On Twisted Ground’ and industrial pulse of closer ‘Love, Love, Love’, there’s a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.