Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon is to guest star in Girls.

Gordon revealed during an interview with Slate that she will appear opposite Lena Dunham in a season three episode of the acclaimed HBO comedy.

The musician - who previously guested on The Gilmore Girls and performed on Gossip Girl - explained that her appearance in Girls came about due to her friendship with executive producer Jennifer Konner.

Additional guest stars for the new season of Girls include Felicity Jones, Jennifer Westfeldt and Richard E Grant.

Girls returns for its third season in 2014 on HBO in the US and on UK satellite channel Sky Atlantic.