Girls Names - "The New Life"
Irish post-punk quartet Girls Names have been in “a zone of silence and of pure possibilities for a new beginning” for about a year and half, but it seems they’ve been anything but idle. After switching from the looser surf vibes of 2011’s Dead To Me to the melancholy ’80s New Wave of 2013’s The… More »
Belfast combo Girls Names keep shuffling through retro feels, from the jangly surf static of 2011 debut Dead To Me to the gloomy New Wave of this year’s The New Life. Such stylistic fluidity makes a Brian Eno cover seem like a good fit. To presage the release of their Bowie-ribbing The Next Life EP,… More »
We last heard from Belfast indie rockers Girls Names — now a quartet — late last year when they put out their single “Black Saturday.” They’re readying a new album, but before that happens they’re putting out a 12” called The New Life. Today brings forth the title track, a song which showcases the band… More »
Alright, y’all know what time it is. It’s the Halloweekend, and today we’ve got some of the best tracks from the last month that fit nicely into whatever theme-heavy environment you’re trying to create. Whether it’s a spare spectralness (Atlas Sound), a haunted heaviness (Crystal Stilts), or just some aggro rap music with a titular… More »
Girls Names’ deep crooning vocals remind me of Crystal Stilts — both bands are on Slumberland Records and both like to keep their voices mixed low and ghostly. But I think this song, like Girls Names’ others have a bouncing energy that pulls them out of the murk. The Belfast trio’s “Bury Me” video include… More »