“The New Life finds Girls Names ripping it up and starting again, turning their replicative talents towards post-punk’s dreamier, more spectral corners… without ever straying from the type of spiky stuff that turned the word “angular” into one of rock criticism’s greatest clichés”
When vocalist Cathal Cully and dummer Neil Brogan first met, they knew they wanted to create music together, they just weren’t sure exactly what it would sound like. After an EP in 2010, debut album ‘Dead to Me’ in 2011, the Belfast bred Girls Names discovered the musical stratosphere where they sat most comfortably with their second LP ‘The New Life’ last year. The self-produced Slumberland released album which brought so much critical acclaim interweaves moments of hypnotically dark pop with heavy doses of bitter-sweet 80s influenced indie. Now a four-piece with the addition of bassist Claire Miskimmin and guitarist Philip Quinn, they continue to shift to an ever more expansive sound. The band are currently working on material for a third studio album and playing date around the UK and Ireland.