Girls air new material at Reading Festival

San Francisco act also swamp Reading Festival stage with flowers

Girls played Reading Festival‘s NME/Radio 1 Stage this afternoon (August 27), airing material from their forthcoming second album.

The band, led by Christopher Owens, played previously unreleased songs ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Substance’ alongside tracks from their 2009 debut LP ‘Album’.

Owens, who was wearing a Girls T-shirt, said little to the audience, though his and the rest of his bandmates’ microphones and instruments were adorned by flowers.


During final song ‘Lust For Life’, the band were joined by a female guest who played tambourine on the track.

Girls played:

‘Hellhole Ratrace’
‘Morning Light’
‘Lust For Life’

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