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What's in a name? A set of words by which we are known, addressed or referred to! With Names the question follows their every creative move, what are / who are Names? This melancholic, electronic piano, based alt pop duo defy easy definitions. They have no intention of sucoming to the fivurlous demands of pop culture. They remain a mystery, sheltered within the icy soundscapes they create. Soundscapes that are on one hand bucolic, reflecting their geographical birth in the wild depths of Pembrokeshire, whilst yet moulding images of an urban dystopia, claustrophobic and reeling from uncomfortable encounters / frought interactions.
This creative duality is keenly felt throughout Names debut single 'Backs Turned'. Ioan Hazell (vocals / piano) and Joey Robbins (drums) offer a debut single rich in mature insight, a reflection on isolation and urban heartbreak. Musically Names are following in the footsteps of post punk pioneers Joy Division in their singular palette whilst Radiohead and Nick Cave's uncompromising melodies are also inspirations. Names can only be referred to as a unique musical mystery that does not need any solving.