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Listen: Girls Names - “Zero Triptych”

Limited edition 12" Out May 11

Mar 26, 2015 Girls Names
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Irish four-piece Girls Names have returned with the first piece of new music since their 2013 EP The Next Life. The new track, an 11-minute single titled “Zero Triptych,” will be available digitally and as a limited edition 12’’ on May 11.

“The initial idea for ‘Zero Triptych’ goes back almost three years, when we first became aware of the Group Zero art movement,” says the band in a statement. “Not only did I think it was the best name for a group of artists I’d ever heard, but their ideas, outlook and, most importantly, work struck a chord with me, which I then shared with the band. We’ve been inspired ever since.

Not quite a conventional ‘song’, nor EP, we knew about a year and a half ago that this piece of music was evolving into something not conventionally defined in the classic rock/pop vernacular. It’s essentially three different sections intertwined, hence the ‘triptych’. I don’t think this is something we’d have ordinarily tried were it not for the confidence we gained from touring a new line-up around Europe, when we learned to be a new band—that was probably our ‘zero’ moment.

While ‘Zero Triptych’ is our ode to the masters of light and shade—Mack, Piene and Uecker aka the Group Zero—it also had a very functional role for us: it effectively cleared our path, ‘zeroed out’ what had come before and reset the dials. And that’s why it’s the first song from the new line-up we wanted to share with the world. There’s a lot more to come very soon.”

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