Feelings first: a good way to describe Ireland’s The Murder Capital, though don’t expect tenderly plucked acoustics. Yes, their influences are artsy (Beckett, Joyce, Kubrick, surrealism, American photography), the name of their 2019 debut album When I Have Fears references Keats, and their delicate lyrics could be mistaken for poems. But musically, they sound like a punch. And live, they’re ‘a holy offering’. They demand reaction, mixing the vulnerable emotion of The Cure with the menace of punk. Their shows stand ‘outside of time’, and have earned rave reviews along the lines of 'the most exciting performance by a new band this century’. You’ve been warned.