The Murder Capital have release their new Live From BBC Maida Vale EP, featuring their full March live session for Annie Mac at Radio 1, one of the last put down to tape at Maida Vale before the pandemic.
The EP leads with the band’s spectral cover of FKA Twigs’ Cellophane. The desperate melancholy of this track made it a perfect cover for the Dublin band. The EP also features incendiary takes of fan favourites and early singles Don’t Cling To Life and Green & Blue.
The band have said
‘When Annie asked us to do a live session at Maida Vale, covering FKA Twigs was an easy decision. Cellophane especially encapsulates such a poignant landmark of heartbreak, and its innately exposed nature further allowed us to really connect with it.
The process itself was exciting for us, as we came to reshape its original mould, and impart our own sound and emotion onto the sentiment of inadequacy that she embodies so selflessly on the track.
A truly unique artist who we appreciate greatly.
Take it easy out there and look after yourselves.
With love from us, The Murder Capital.”
Earlier this year the band completed a sold out UK & EU tour, including their biggest London headliner yet at The Electric Ballroom. Their critically-acclaimed debut album When I Have Fears, which landed last August, reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, a #2 position in their native Ireland and featured in media end of year lists internationally.
It was one of my albums of the year, so I am pleased to hear that the band are currently writing material for their second album.
You can stream / buy “Live From Maida Vale” HERE