Belfast-based four-piece Girls Names are a singular proposition, both geographically and psychically removed from their contemporaries at home and abroad.
Having released a series of singles and EPs on various independent labels, Girls Names made their first significant impression on the wider world in 2011 with their debut album, Dead To Me, earning plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork, NME and Loud & Quiet amongst a host of others.
The New Life, stands as a brave statement; the mark of the band untying themselves from the past and easing forth into the unknown.
The New Life is a must listen ' NME (8/10)
A minor-chord menace - Q (4/5)
Girls Names is slowly becoming a band for all seasons ' Pitchfork
Girls Names make sadness moreish and hypnotic - The Fly (4/5)
In terms of a band upping their game, it's a bit like when Deerhunter followed Turn It Up Faggot with Cryptograms - Dazed & Confused
The New Life is a frontrunner for one of the best albums of the year so far - Irish Times
2. Pittura Infamante
3. Drawing Lines
4. Hypnotic Regression
6. A Second Skin
7. The Olympia
10. The New Life
12. The New Life (David Holmes Remix)
13. The New Life (A Jd Twitch Optimo Remix)
14. Projektion (Gabe Gurnsey Factory Floor Remix)
15. Drawing Lines (Mark Van Hoen Remix)
16. Occultation (The Soft Walls Remix)