Girls Names playing SXSW (including BV day party) and Brooklyn show
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).
After SXSW and before heading home, Girls Names will stop in Brooklyn to play Alphaville on Monday, March 21 with LUSHES and Heaven's Gate. Tickets for that show are one sale now.
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.
All Girls Names dates are listed, along with their SXSW flyer, album stream and a few videos, below.
Girls Names - 2016 Tour Dates
Tue 15 Mar 2016 SXSW, Latitude 30 (9PM) - Austin, TX, US
Tue 15 Mar 2016 SXSW, NOMAD (midnight) - Austin, TX, US
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
Mon 21 Mar 2016 Alphaville - Brooklyn, NY
Thu 24 Mar 2016 The Bullingdon Oxford, UK
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Wales Goes Pop! 2016 Cardiff, UK
Fri 29 Apr 2016 Les Trinitaires Metz, France
Fri 02 Sep 2016 —
Sun 04 Sep 2016 Electric Picnic 2016 Stradbally, Ireland