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

BVSXSW Saturday Flyer