Watch The Murder Capital's dramatic, arty video for new single Ethel

The Murder Capital, Ethel video still
(Image credit: Human Season Records)

Dublin post-punks The Murder Capital have shared an arty, atmospheric and dramatic video for their new single Ethel.

Taken from the Irish quintet's forthcoming album Gigi’s Recovery, Ethel, the band say, "is a picture of a crossroads, really, asking you what you want from life. Whether you want to continue down a path of chaos, or make a change in your course. It’s showing you what is possible when you make the decisions that bring a sort of cradled warmth into your future.

"The idea of Ethel is that you can have what you truly desire if you put to rest those short-lived fixes that never bring you any real happiness."

The arty video for the single was directed by Maxim Kelly (black midi, Black Country, New Road).

Talking about the making of the video, Kelly says: “Initially I thought Ethel should be the main character and do the dance at the end, and I always had this image from this French film called My American Uncle. Where it’s like a little girl standing up at a table. I originally had that image in my head for a rap video, but it didn’t really make sense to the song, I wanted this to feel more like surreal so then as I started finding more imagery, it kind of transpired that maybe the maid was the more interesting character.” ]

Watch the video below:

The Murder Capital will embark on a UK/Irish tour in February:

Feb 16: Albert Hall, Manchester
Feb 18: SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
Feb 20: Stylus,Leeds
Feb 21: The Mill, Birmingham
Feb 23: O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
Feb 24: Marble Factory, Bristol
Feb 26: Vicar Street, Dublin

Pre-order Gigi's Recovery here (opens in new tab).

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.