- 26 Jan 23
For fans of the boundary-pushing Irish band, this is the final push to ensure that The Murder Capital debut at the top of Official Irish Albums Chart...
Following the release of their eagerly anticipated second album, Gigi's Recovery, last Friday, Hot Press cover stars The Murder Capital are now in the final push for major chart success at Ireland – having already been projected to break into the Top 10 in the UK.
According to the midweek preview of the UK's Official Album Chart, the Irish band are on course to score a career-best – with their new album expected to debut on the chart at No.7 tomorrow. Their acclaimed debut, When I Have Fears, peaked at No.18 following its release in 2019.
The news comes in the wake of a phenomenal international reaction to Gigi's Recovery – with the album scoring a prestigious five-star review from The Guardian.
At home, meanwhile, they're up against huge competition to claim the top spot on the Official Irish Albums Chart. Many are hoping that Gigi's Recovery will do one better than When I Have Fears, which debuted in 2019 at No.2 on the chart.
In a 9-star review for Hot Press, Will Russell described The Murder Capital's new direction as "a giant leap from a band who were already on fire."
"Never mind an evolution from [When I Have Fears], on single ‘A Thousand Lives’ alone, the band traverse wonderfully diverse sonic terrain," the review states. "Across Diarmuid Brennan’s slick drum and bass percussion, James McGovern channels a Jim Morrison LA Woman-era accusatory love poem to the city at night, the canvas flecked with wonderful guitar licks and ingenious effects – utterly enthralling."
So, fans, this is your final call to help push The Murder Capital to that coveted No.1 spot on the Official Irish Albums Chart! The charts are based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and weighted audio streams – so head out to your local record shop and pick up a copy of Gigi's Recovery, or download a digital copy online....
Plus – those who will be attending our Live@Aloft event might get a chance to pick up Gigi's Recovery records signed by the five-piece...
Pick up a copy of the new issue issue of Hot Press, featuring an extensive interview with cover stars The Murder Capital, in shops now – or order online below: