One day the world will rise up against fuzzy lo-fi beat boom-recalling guitar bands. Not just yet, though, as Belfast trio Girls Names are doing it particularly well. Reportedly one of the highlights of London Popfest at the end of February, and with appropriate supports for Calvin Johnson and Wavves under their belts, they have an album out on Slumberland at the end of April and no end of Orange Juice/Felt scratchy guitars, repurposed surf rock riffs, ghostly reverb over most things and upbeat jangle around less positive words. The video is directed by Paddy Power - no, the one who oversaw the repurposed Summer Camp clips - and is quite, quite disturbing.
Girls Names - Seánce on a Wet Afternoon by Slumberland Records