John DobsonComment

A HUNGER ARTIST BY GIRLS NAMES

John DobsonComment
A HUNGER ARTIST BY GIRLS NAMES

Belfast four-piece Girls Names return with their third album Arms Around A Vision, released in October on Tough Love.
From it, we have the six-minute A Hunger Artist, an exploration of the effort needed to get anywhere in the business without the largesse of inherited wealth. “I’m not starving or anything, but I’ve practically been living hand to mouth since I was 22,” writes the now 30-year-old frontman Cathal Cully in a press release. “Most guitar music now is just a playground for the rich middle classes, and it’s really boring and elitist. We’re elitist in our own way, in that we’re on our own and you can’t fuck with us when we’ve nothing to lose.”
And that's the point. Once avenues are closed off to all but a narrow demographic, we all suffer - culturally speaking. Our existence becomes a greyness of inoffensiveness and bland platitudes.

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