Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tracklist: Girls Names - Bury Me

Difficult to know exactly where the Belfast trio fit in on the modern indiepop scene, not the sallow optimism of POBPAH nor the effortless janglers holding on for dear life. Spectrals' mining of the summer of love surf/beat boom is similar but Girls Names are less well defined, and while you can certainly see bits of Orange Juice, Wedding Present and Felt in them the noir-ish introspection places them just far enough apart while making it sound fresh in a not uncompetitive market. The distorted video aesthetic we saw when we first wrote about them is being maintained like one of those early J&MC clips, luckily with the lyrics on screen given the echo effect would normally give you no chance of making them out. Tough Love release their debut album Dead To Me on 25th April.

Girls Names - Bury Me from Philippa Bloomfield on Vimeo.

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