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Girls Names parody ’80s music shows & awkward interviews with “A Hunger Artist” video (watch)

by Bill Pearis

Girls Names

Girls Names forthcoming album, Arms Around a Vision, is easily the best thing they’ve ever done and, in my opinion, one of 2015’s best LPs. They’ve come a long way from being the Irish analog to Crystal Stilts, and while they’re still endebted to early ’80s post-punk, they’ve really made it their own — snarling, bleak and very compelling. The band also have a good sense of humor, too, as seen in the new video for “A Hunger Artist.” Directed by Matthew Reed, it’s a dead-on parody of ’80s-era UK music shows with a hilariously awkward band interview followed then a mimed “live” performance in a white room. Stay till the very end for a tip of the hat to one of my favorite YouTube videos ever. Watch it below.

Girls Names Arms Around a Vision is out October 2 via Tough Love. No word on North American dates, but the band will be on a UK/European tour this fall and those dates are listed below.

Girls Names – 2015 Tour Dates:
October 2nd – Belfast @ Empire Music Hall
October 15th – Liverpool @ Shipping Forecast
October 16th – Leeds @ Beacons Metro Festival in Association with DIY
October 17th – Leicester @ The Musician
October 18th – Bristol @ Start the Bus
October 19th – London @ 100 Club
October 21st – Brighton @ Hope & Ruin
October 23rd – Paris @ Chaufferie de la Moulin Rouge
October 24th – Beasain @ Jazpana Fest
October 25th – Valladolid @ Asklepios
October 27th – Lisbon @ Sabotage Club
October 28th – Madrid @ El Sol
October 29th – Barcelona @ Heliogàbal
November 3rd – Roma @ Le Mura
November 4th – Carpi @ Mattatoio Culture Club
November 5th – Genova @ Teatro Altrove
November 6th – Padova @ Club Mame

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