ALBUM REVIEW: Girls Names – Stains on Silence | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Tough Love Records

Released: 15.06.18






Following a break from their last album released in 2015, brooding Belfast outfit Girls Names are back with their disco-doom fourth album Stains on Silence.

Opening on 25, a steady percussion beat greets a bluesy-style bassline as soaring cosmic synths rain down – you could be mistaken for thinking you’re listening to Joy Division. Frontman Cathal Cully’s echoed vocals soon enter as he nonchalantly slurs “I want to bathe again, I want to swim again, in a pool of twisting bodies.”

Laden with drum machines throughout and the snarl of Cully’s vocals against an unusual amalgamation of abstract instrumental patterns, Stains on Silence is a piece of art in itself.

An ok album but a bit heavy for repetitive listening.


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