The album features the single Return My Head, an alt-rock track fuelled with a combination of aggression and melody addressing frustration and isolation. Front man James McGovern explains further on the themes, “Return My Head was written in a place of pure frustration, feeling like our sanity had been unwillingly removed through periods of isolation. All I wanted at this point was to get my head back, and to throw it away again. But on my own terms. ‘Return my head, and throw it to the crowd’.”
Gigi’s Recovery was produced by John Congleton and followed The Murder Capital’s 2019 debut When I Have Fears which hit the Top 20 in the UK, picking up a string of media shout outs and end of year placements.
By the band’s own admission they weren’t entirely certain where the new album would take them. “We had this slightly tongue-in-cheek mantra at the near-beginning of writing this record” The Murder Capital explain, “it was – The evolution will not be compromised. This kept us on a course, even when we didn’t know where we were going.”
“Looking back it made sense for us to be pushing against each other’s instincts, because at the point we were at after the first record, to make a record that sounded anything like that would have been wild to us” they add.
Gigi’s Recovery finds the band delving in to new sonic territories. It features ambition, expansive guitars and more noticeable electronic and industrial influences through its 12 tracks.
When do The Murder Capital headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall?
The Murder Capital headline at The Albert Hall Manchester on 16 February 2023. The Manchester gig is one of seven UK and Ireland dates they are due to headline in February:
16 February 2023 – Manchester, Albert Hall
18 February 2023 – Glasgow, SWG3 TV Studio
20 February 2023 – Leeds, Stylus
21 February 2023 – Birmingham, The Mill
23 February 2023 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
24 February 2023 – Bristol, Marble Factory
26 February 2023 – Dublin, Vicar Street