(Chromatic) Post-punk Irish rockers Girls Names have released a new music video and announced plans to hit the road in 2016 with dates across the globe including their return to the SXSW Festival in March.
The new video for 'Reticence', a track from their 'Arms Around a Vision' album, was directed by Matthew Reed and explores the contrast between human form and machinery. Watch it here.
The director had this to say: "The band were keen to do something which drew on a tension between mechanical movement and the more organic rhythm of human bodies.
"I then put that concept through a kind of 80s art school filter, which felt in keeping with the mood of the song: using a lot of 16mm film as source material and a slightly old-fashioned approach to montage in the way it's cut."
The Belfast group will be kicking off their 2016 live dates with a hometown appearance at the Out To Lunch Festival On January 29th, followed by dates in China, before kicking off a European and UK tour through February.
They will then head to Austin, Tx for next year's SXSW festival and will be reveal additional U.S. dates soon.
Girls Names Tour Dates:
Jan 29th - Out to Lunch Festival, Belfast, UK
Feb 4th - One of a Million Festival, Baden, CH
Feb 5th - Palace, St Gallen, CH
Feb 6th - Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH
Feb 8th - Lo Fi Club, Milan, IT
Feb 10th - Fritz's Corner, Stockholm, SE
Feb 11th - Where's the Music Festival, Norrkoping, SE
Feb 12th - Internasjonalen, Oslo, NO
Feb 13th - 1000 Fryd 32 Party, Aalborg, DK
Feb 14th - Huset, Copenhagen, DK
Feb 15th - Gleis 22, Munster, DE
Feb 16th - Ekko, Utrecht, NL
Feb 17th - The Boileroom, Guildford, UK
Feb 18th - Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
Feb 19th - The Lexington, London, UK
Feb 20th - Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent, UK
Feb 21st - Pony Up @ Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
Feb 22nd - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK
Feb 23rd - Electric Circus, Edinburgh, UK
Feb 24th - The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
Feb 25th - Roisin Dubh, Galway, IE
Feb 26th - Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IE
Feb 27th - Upstairs at Dolans, Limerick, IE
Mar 15th-20th - SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas, US