Girls Names playing SXSW (including BV day party)
Belfast, Ireland's fierce Girls Names are over in the US this week for SXSW, their first U.S. shows in three years. Dates in Austin wrap up with BrooklynVegan's Saturday (3/19) day party at Cheer Up Charlies, where they'll play at 12:45 PM. That show also features Protomartyr, Car Seat Headrest, Fear of Men, Gwenno, and more. It's free (RSVP).
Girls Names' most recent album is the powerhouse Arms Around a Vision which was one of my favorite albums of 2015:
Arms Around a Vision is a big leap for them; still drawing from post-punk influences but they really make it their own here. Equal parts snarl and despair, the LP is also tuneful, with inventive arrangements and a big beating heart.
If you dig Protomartyr, chances are you'll like Arms Around a Vision. You can stream the LP via Spotify below.
Girls Names' SXSW schedule is listed, along with their SXSW flyer, album stream and a few videos, below.
Girls Names - 2016 Tour Dates
Wed 16 Mar 2016 SXSW, Maggie Mae's (1AM) - Austin, TX, US
Thu 17 Mar 2016 SXSW, Flamingo Cantina (noon) - Austin, TX, US
Thu 17 Mar 2016 SXSW, Latitude 30 (3PM) - Austin, TX, US
Thu 17 Mar 2016 SXSW, Waterloo Records (5 PM) - Austin, TX, US
Fri 18 Mar 2016 SXSW, The Lakehaus (9 PM) - Austin, TX, US
Sat 19 Mar 2016 SXSW, Cheer Up Charlies (12:45 PM) - Austin, TX, US