Murder By Death: In Bocca Al Lupo

Murder By Death: In Bocca Al Lupo

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Musical version of Psycho’s shower scene

If you’re the type who has to hide behind the sofa when something mildly alarming happens during Doctor Who, then we recommend that you steer well clear of ‘In Bocca Al Lupo’, because it is, quite frankly, bloody terrifying. Indiana’s Murder By Death have a wicked way with magnificently creepy noir-ish country blues; the kind you’d expect to hear if you ever stumbled into a New Jersey karaoke bar and saw Bruce Springsteen doing a few Nick Cave numbers. Mournful mariachi trumpets and solemn strokes of cello pepper ‘The Big Sleep’ – about going to meet your maker via the electric chair. ‘Dead Men And Sinners’ is a phlegm-sodden drinking shanty to rival the Pogues at their most rat-arsed and ‘Dynamite Mine’ is a tale of being stuck in a mine. With the freakin’ devil.


Leonie Cooper