Friday, 20 August 2010


Take a flip over to our fellow Captured Tracks Alumni chums Silk Flower's blog to see some cool pics of their latest visit to our Irish shores. As can be seen a fun packed weekend was had by all, featuring Sea Glass collecting in Dublin (see pic above), Joe Greene's cat - Kitty Twist, Patrick Kelleher, Peter and Jamie Wolves, the normally unstoppable super human party force that is Mark Reid finally succumbing to 2 nights without sleep, Kerry and Ali B, John Maus Graffiti (Oh Yeah!), the invention of Pass the Rock and myself hung over trying to hold down the worst veggie fry i've ever eaten. They insisted on going to Maggie Mays, please take note that i highly recommend not going there!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Falling (Twin Peaks Theme)

Live rehearsal video by Chris Chris Scherer of Falling by Julee Cruise. We recorded a live session of this today with Simon Mateer at MFR Studios, Belfast. More on that soon.

Falling (Twin Peaks Theme) by Girls Names from claire miskimmin on Vimeo.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Felt Corner and The Make Up Manifestation

How cool is this? Dragon Records, Belfast's newest rekkid shop not only stocks the best records in town (including some of our last copies of our Captured Tracks EP) but has probably the coolest wall display ever. That's right, a 10 albums in 10 years Felt sleeve wall. Not only that, there's also a pretty cool The Make Up wall as well with rare posters, one of which came direct from K records a few weeks back to complete the collection. Rumours of Lawrence and Ian Svenonious flying in to officially open their respected altars have not yet been confirmed... or denied!Good excuse for some videos then.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Black Tambourine Mix

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On Friday past Black Tambourine curated a special mix for BBC6 Music's Tom Ravenscroft and amazingly included Girls Names, which can be heard here.

The mix starts at: 1:44:30. The tracklisting:
1. Girls Names- Don't Let Me In
2. The Mayfair Set- I've Been Watching You
3. I Was A King- Norman Bleik
4. B.C. Camplight- Couldn't You Tell
...5. David Bowie- Kooks
6. The Clientele- I Wonder Who We Are
7. Richard Hawley- Hotel Room

Now that's a bit far out...

Hopefully some photos up from our show with Calvin Johnson up soon!