Girls Names Covers Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle”

    Earlier this year, Girls Names released The New Life, the follow-up to their 2011 lo-fi post-punk debut, Dead To Me. While the transformation from relatively elementary chord progressions to sleek and sophisticated compositions baffled some critics, to the Belfast band, it was a natural evolution of their music. Now a half year after the launch of the LP with songs stylish enough for Kenneth Cole fashion show for New York Fashion Week, the quartet is issuing a three-track EP, The Next Life, with a cheeky reference to Bowie’s The Next Day album art. On the A-side, the Northern Irish takes on Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle”. Veiled in moody futuristic textures, executed organically – the gritty cover eerily resonates Joy Division more than ever as Cathal Cully’s spectral vocals lingers in the lower range of the frequency. Girls Names has renounced the atmospheric otherworldliness of The New Life on “Third Uncle”, and reveals another nuance in their journey, as well as exhibiting their progress of musicianship. 

    The Next Life is available on October 29, 2013 via Slumberland (US)/ Tough Love (UK) with the B-side containing  “The New Life” (David Holmes Remix) and “Projektions” (Gabe Gurnsey Factory Floor Remix).

    Tour Dates:

    27/09 – The MAC, Belfast

    28/09 – Pacrock Festival, Brussels

    29/09 – 013, Tilburg w/Crocodiles

    23/10 – Night & Day, Manchester

    24/10 – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield – free show

    25/10 – Epic TV, Norwich

    26/10 – Nice & Sleazy, Glasgow

    27/10 – Think Tank, Newcastle

    29/10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

    30/10 – Start The Bus, Bristol

    31/10 – Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult

    01/11 – Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult

    02/11 – The Green Door Store, Brighton


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