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Brooch – Blood Spitting

Blood Spitting is taken from the debut 7″ by Brooch, a new project featuring Ben Stidworthy from Ought and Mikkel Holm Silkjær from Yung. Blood Spitting/Broken Glass is their first release and will be released on March 31 via Tough Love. “I rode back to Aarhus with Yung after we toured together last winter. Every… Read more »

Girls Names – Zero Triptych (Mikey Young Remix)

Belfast’s Girls Names return with news of Revisionism: a brand new remix EP containing reworkings of tracks from their highly-acclaimed third album, Arms Around a Vision. The news comes accompanied by a dreamy, hypnotic re-imagination of their incredible 2015 single Zero Triptych courtesy of Total Control’s Mikey Young. Alongside Young, the forthcoming remix EP features… Read more »

VIDEO: Girls Names – Reticence

Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names have shared the Matthew Reed-directed video for Reticence, the blistering opening track from their exceptional 2015 LP, Arms Around a Vision. A press release for the visuals explain that the video “explores the contrast between human form and machinery. It’s a duality mirrored in the track where dogged humanity and… Read more »

Girls Names – I Was You

Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names this week unveiled the final track off their forthcoming LP, Arms Around a Vision, due October 2 through Tough Love Records. I Was You acts as the mesmerising finale to one of the years most complete, and compelling new records. From the scintillating album opener Reticence to the rousing I… Read more »

VIDEO: Girls Names – A Hunger Artist

Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names this week dropped the music video for A Hunger Artist, the incredible second single off their forthcoming third full-length album, Arms Around a Vision. Directed by Matthew Reed, the video is an homage to British music TV of the 70’s and 80’s. Reed explains, “The video is a homage to… Read more »

Girls Names – A Hunger Artist

Following on from Reticence, the acclaimed lead cut and opening number from their forthcoming third full-length album, Arms Around a Vision, today Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names return with the incredible second single, A Hunger Artist. A staggering contrast to the harsh no-wave of their first single Reticence, A Hunger Artist is a mesmerising whirl… Read more »

Girls Names – Reticence

Northern Ireland’s Girls Names return this Autumn with their third full-length album, Arms Around a Vision, due for an October 2 release on long-term home, Tough Love Records. The record will be the Belfast post-punk outfit’s first since their 2013 EP The Next Life, and follows their recent single, the eleven-minute “symphony in three parts” Zero… Read more »

Communions – Summer’s Oath

Copenhagen quartet Communions are back with Summer’s Oath, the second preview of their upcoming Communions EP, due June 2 on Tough Love Records. Summer’s Oath is the second track to be taken from the bands forthcoming EP after the shimmering Out Of My World was unveiled last month. Listen below. Pre-order Communions‘ self-titled EP here.

Communions – Out Of My World

Copenhagen quartet Communions just unveiled their new single, the first preview of a self-titled EP that’s due on June 2 through Tough Love Records. Their shimmering new single Out Of My World follows Communions’ impressive AA-side single So Long Sun / Love Stands Still, released at the end of 2014 on the same label. Pre-order… Read more »