Belfast four-piece Girls Names released their critically acclaimed second album, The New Life, in February and it marked a new direction for the band altogether. That directional shift is emphasized even further by a new limited edition 12" EP , entitledThe Next Life.
With the artwork making a playful nod to Bowie's latest record, it's not surprising that the EP should see the band experiment with the sonic make up of their last album. On the A side is a cover version of Brian Eno's "Third Uncle". Recorded in August of this year, it is the first recorded Girls Names track to feature new drummer Gib Cassidy and offers a telling glimpse at what creative steps the band may next take. Listen to "Third Uncle" at the bottom of this piece.
On the flip are two incredible remixes of tracks taken from the sister record. The first is by producer/composer/dance don legend David Holmes, who lends a somewhat European elan to the titular track. The second sees Gabe Gurnsey from Factory Flooradd his band's characteristic dance floor focus to Girls Names' motorik groove, turning in something that jitters and pulses in a manner befitting of any track attributed theFactory Floor moniker.
GIRLS NAMES TOUR DATES:
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
GIRLS NAMES LINKS:
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Twitter - https://twitter.com/Girls_Names