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Tough Love Records

Girls Names / Weird Dreams 'A Troubled Sea / House of Secrets'

£3.99

Tough Love Records

Girls Names / Weird Dreams 'A Troubled Sea / House of Secrets'

£3.99

With past releases having seen the pairing together of Male Bonding and Eat Skull, Fair Ohs and Spectrals, and Let's Wrestle and Young Governor, they now feature psych pop four piece Weird Dreams and Belfast's Girls Names on the same record.

Having released their debut album last year, Girls Names make a welcome return with the track, ‘A Troubled See’, and it provides the first proper indication of where the band will be heading with their next full length, out later this year. Hinting at a shift away from their often mis-perceived surf and indie-pop roots, Girls Names more towards something more akin to Krautrock and Psychedelia.

Indeed, the band has expanded to a four-piece and has spent the last six months in virtual seclusion honing and developing a more progressive and expansive sound, feeding on the darker sides of Echo and The Bunnymen, Spacemen 3, The Birthday Party and David Bowie’s Low. Weird Dreams contribution to the split is their first new material since April's debut album, Choreography.

Their longest track to date - an almost perverse endeavour given the format it features on - 'House of Secrets' is a slow-burning, sinister lullaby, buoyed by an insistent and spidery guitar line and replete with the rich, languorous vocals characteristic of the band.

Limited to just 500 copies and on coloured vinyl, it features a side of artwork from each band.