Savouring the Date, Girls Names.

Savouring the Date, Girls Names.

Crack open the diaries and save the date, for this is surely one to be savoured: February 18th, 2013. It’s a Monday. It’ll be sodding freezing. It’ll most likely piss it down. But it’ll be raining some of the more resplendent musics in recent times that day, too: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return with Push The Sky Away, their first in what will have by then been five years (check lead track We No Who U R here as of now) whilst Thought Forms follow up their grotesquely undervalued eponymous début with their latest, Ghost Mountain. More on that in our latest feature. And it’s since come to our negligent attentions that Belfast shoegaze bootboys Girls Names are to out their sophomore one, The New Life, that very same fateful day as well. We’ve this year learnt to love few things more than its title track and although this one clocks in at around half of that running time, the woozy Hypnotic Regression lacks little, to none of its emphatic gloss. A breathy, concentratedly bass-y tub-thumper of a thing trading in ‘Bunnymen hop and guitars that skip like stones skimmed on the aqueous ooze of Popguns recordings, these combine in a dense and intensely alluring brood we’ve gone and jumped right on into. Give us a moment or two, and we’ll reconvene come February…


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