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STREAM: “Third Uncle” (Brian Eno Cover) –


STREAM: “Projektions” (Gabe Gurnsey Factory Floor Remix) –


Belfast four-piece Girls Names released their critically acclaimed second album, The New Life, in February and it marked a new direction for the band altogether. That directional shift is emphasized even further by a new limited edition 12″ EP , entitled The Next Life.

With the artwork making a playful nod to Bowie’s latest record, it’s not surprising that the EP should see the band experiment with the sonic make up of their last album. On the A side is a cover version of Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle”. Recorded in August of this year, it is the first recorded Girls Names track to feature new drummer Gib Cassidy and offers a telling glimpse at what creative steps the band may next take. Listen “Third Uncle” at Consequence of Sound now.

On the flip are two incredible remixes of tracks taken from the sister record. The first is by producer/composer/dance don legend David Holmes, who lends a somewhat European elan to the titular track. The second sees Gabe Gurnsey from Factory Floor add his band’s characteristic dance floor focus to Girls Names’ motorik groove, turning in something that jitters and pulses in a manner befitting of any track attributed the Factory Floor moniker.


27/09 – The MAC, Belfast
28/09 – Pacrock Festival, Brussels
29/09 – 013, Tilburg w/Crocodiles
23/10 – Night & Day, Manchester
24/10 – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield – free show
25/10 – Epic TV, Norwich
26/10 – Nice & Sleazy, Glasgow
27/10 – Think Tank, Newcastle
29/10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
30/10 – Start The Bus, Bristol
31/10 – Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult
01/11 – Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult
02/11 – The Green Door Store, Brighton

Girls Names
The Next Life
(Slumberland / Tough Love)
Release date: Oct 29, 2013

A. Third Uncle (Brian Eno Cover)
B1. The New Life (David Holmes Remix)
B2. Projektions (Gabe Gurnsey Factory Floor Remix)

Girls Names
The New Life
(Slumberland / Tough Love)
Street Date: Out now!
Order here.

1. Portrait
2. Pittura Infamante
3. Drawing Lines
4. Hypnotic Regression
5. Occultation
6. A Second Skin
7. The Olympia
8. Notion
9. Projektion
10. The New Life