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As precise as British postpunk generally sets the severity of the present to music, the Irish postpunk band The Murder Capital tells in "Ethel" about the inner division of existence. In doing so, the Dubliners not only explore their own life realities, but also give the collective social tumult of other baseless people a sinister hymn. This ever-spreading depressed feeling is powerfully carried by the slow narrative of the song, especially by James McGovern's irreconcilable and mysterious voice.
The power in "Ethel" grows increasingly through the structure of the song, which reveals its true beauty at the end among all the despair. "Ethel" rages not only with the mental suffering of entire generations, but also addresses the question of change, and the chance to experience true happiness. With "Ethel" The Murder Capital release a post-punk song of unprecedented significance and accordingly let us look forward excitedly to their album "Gigi's Recovery," which was announced in January.
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Originally published on January 16, 2023, updated on January 18, 2023