Girls Names have unveiled a brand new track, Pittura Infamante, from their forthcoming sophomore album “The New Life” due out 18th Feb. The track premiered with Pitchfork on Friday 18th January a month before the scheduled release of “The New Life” (Tough Love/Slumberland).
Frontman and chief songwriter, Cathal Cully, spoke of the new album “The New Life is not an overnight change for Girls Names – just over two years in fact. Dead to Me literally was dead to us by the time it was committed to wax. But it’s a learning curve. We started moving on as artists the moment we finished that recording session, maybe even before. Not to dwell on the past, The New Life is what happens when you reset everything back to zero and start again, but try to perfect. It starts back at zero the minute the needle hits the groove but we’re also starting back from zero once the needle lifts at the end of the record. Ad infinitum. The New Life is what follows now.”
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. And yet, despite all the praise heaped on it, as soon as that record was released Girls Names were already moving into a different headspace.
The New Life is one of the year’s most exciting albums and seemingly fitting for the cold, winter months. The band will also be touring in February to accompany the release. See below for dates.
20th – The Menagerie, Belfast
21st – The Grand Social, Dublin
22nd – The Cockpit, Leeds
24th – Broadcast, Glasgow
25th – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
26th – Sebright Arms, London
27th – Point Ephemere, Paris
2nd – Sala Apolo, Barcelona
3rd – Astoria, Torino
4th – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome
5th – Mascotte, Zurich
6th – MuZ, Nuremberg
8th – Magnet Club (Karrera Klub), Berlin
9th – De Neiuwe Anita, Amsterdam
10th – Ateliers Claus Gallery, Brussels