Skinny Wolves are bringing Girls Names back to Dublin for a gig with September Girls and Princess in Whelan’s on 9th November
Belfast-based four-piece Girls Names are a singular proposition, both geographically and psychically removed from their contemporaries at home and abroad. Released on 18th February, their second album The New Life is the sound of a band on the fringes striving to forge their own path, purposefully out of step – and time – with their surroundings. Weighed heavy with the grey landscapes of their hometown, The New Life is isolation laid bare, shot through with an undeterred sense of purpose and individuality.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Phil Spector, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain, the five-piece play reverb-soaked noise-pop of the finest order, with distant layered harmonies, swirling organ and distorted guitars once described as “sounds from a transistor radio abandoned in a rural cinema.” Having signed with Fortuna Pop, September Girls are due to release their debut album in January, with a single coming in October. Their limited edition tape; “Ships/Flesh” via Haus Of Pins sold out within hours with Pitchfork describing it as “the most thrilling music they’ve released in their short existence”.
Blending elements of Krautrock, Psychedelic and Noise, their music has a firm grounding in melody and rhythm. They pride themselves on trying creating interesting ideas within a simple musical format, rather then being just another dreaded rock band.
Skinny Wolves Presents:
Girls Names(Slumberland / Tough Love)
7:30pm, Saturday 9th November
Whelans, Wexford Street
Tickets are €12 and are available now from the WAV box office.