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The band released their debut EP ‘Kind of Alone’ last year.
Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens has tipped them as one of the acts he's most excited about for 2017. Performed a live show for John Kennedy's Xposure show on Radio X. They have already packed out venues such as Camden Assembly and The Social. On The Great Escape 2017 lineup.
Line Of Best Fit: "Initiating their electrifying, fuzz-fuelled guitars is part of Honey Lung's charm, and once under their spell, the infectious shoegaze is difficult to shake off."
Girls Names formed in Belfast, but they’ve long considered themselves a European band. The distinction is important – their vision of Europe is one of weird, labyrinthian histories, blackest-ever-black coffee, and long drives to dismal places. Romantic notions for those of a certain disposition, but behind the thousand-yard stares they’ve always been a soft-hearted lot. As the title of Arms Around a Vision would suggest, they’re all set to let love in.
The band initially came together as a relatively lean two-piece back in the summer of 2010, but over the course of a handful of EPs and three very different albums, they’ve grown in number and ambition. Their last album, The New Life, was an unexpected underground hit in early 2013, taking the band around the world and garnering much critical praise, culminating in nominations for both the Northern Irish and Irish Music Prizes. Emboldened by the reception to that record, in March 2015 they returned with an 11-minute single that was played in full on BBC Radio 1 and, typically, does not feature on their new album. Girls Names like to do things a little differently.
On Arms Around a Vision, the band’s third album, via long term home, Tough Love Records, they’re more widescreen than ever but also more direct and aggressive. The bass, drums and guitars are still there, but so are saxophones, organs, detuned broken guitars and pianos, and even sheets of metal assaulted with hammers. Conceptually, Arms Around a Vision acts as a love letter to European elegance – Italian futurism, Russian constructivism, Germany’s Zero Group and both Neubauten and Bowie’s Berlin.
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