The Murder Capital has a breakout year ahead of them with the release of their debut album When I Have Fears with their brand new single ‘Don’t Cling To Life’ and a forthcoming headline show at the Button Factory on August 16th. Guitarist Damien Tuit recently spoke to TLMT about the band’s debut record, the Irish music scene, and inspirations.
What’s the last record you bought?
Joanna Newsom and the Ys street band EP
What’s the last song you played on Spotify?
Bob Dylan’s 115th dream
What inspires your music?
To name a few… our surroundings, the mundanities of life, the great songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s. But I think its a difficult question as being inspired as an artist requires constant maintenance. Always trying to fan the flame. But one thing that I think we draw huge inspiration from is the Irish music scene at the moment. Watching friends make some of the best, sophisticated music around is a special feeling.
Your debut album When I Have Fears is out later this year. What is it you wanted to say with this record?
Ultimately we made this album for ourselves. It happened organically from just writing the music that we wanted to hear and play. However, I think by the end we wanted it to show and represent who we are as a collective group of five musicians, but also as five young Irish men trying to navigate and understand young adulthood.
What are your thoughts on the current output from the Irish music scene?
Growing up its not the sort of thing I thought I would ever see in my lifetime. From Just Mustard to Kojaque to Junior Brother to the Fontaines, it is a truly phenomenal time for this country. The diversity is something that I think is really special about it.
The Murder Capital’s debut album When I Have Fears is due out on August 16th. They play the Button Factory on August 16th, tickets are €16 and are on sale now via ticketmaster.ie.