GIRLS NAMES: Unveil epic new track 'ZERO TRIPTYCH' - Listen

With their new album, Arms Around a Vision, just around the corner (it’s out Oct 2nd via the ever-reliable Tough Love Records), today Belfast’s Girls Names reveal the record’s mesmerising finale, ‘I Was You’. A rousing finale to what’s quite possibly the band’s most direct, confrontational record to date, ‘I Was You’ builds from primal beginnings – all hypnotic, cyclical bass lines and scratchy, squeaky guitars – into a meandering, autobahn-ready cruiser that speeds through the European night.

Speaking of the track, frontman Cathal Cully says: “The song wrote itself. I was in a trance. I went for a wander and lost myself somewhere between my life then and my life in the present. The limbo of heartache took hold of my senses, and, if i was pushed to explain my state of mind at the time, I’d say i was transfixed by an idea of hatred and self-loathing. But there is no horror, no evil nor darkness without the existence of love, beauty and light. The song is positioned somewhere within that dialectic, and as such ‘I Was You’ is the most beautiful song in the Girls Names repertoire to date.”

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UK/EU Live Dates:
Oct 2 | Empire Music Hall, Belfast, UK
Oct 3 | Whelanslive, Dublin, EI
Oct 15 | Shipping Forecast, Liverpool, UK
Oct 16 | Beacons Metro Festival in Association with DIY, Leeds, UK
Oct 17 | The Musician, Leicester, UK
Oct 18 | Start the Bus, Bristol, UK
Oct 19 | 100 Club, London, UK
Oct 21 | Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK
Oct 23 | Chaufferie de la Moulin Rouge, Paris, FR
Oct 24 | Jazpana Fest, Beasain, ES
Oct 25 | Asklepios, Valladolid, ES
Oct 26 | Café au Lait, Porto, PT
Oct 27 | Sabotage Club, Lisbon, PT
Oct 28 | El Sol, Madrid, ES
Oct 29 | Heliogàbal, Barcelona, ES
Oct 31 | Soy Festival, Nantes, FR
Nov 1 | Sonic Lyon, Lyon, FR
Nov 3 | Le Mura, Rome, IT
Nov 4 | Mattatoio Culture Club, Carpi, IT
Nov 5 | Teatro Altrove, Genova, IT
Nov 6 | Club Mame, Padova, IT
Nov 7 | Le Port France, Sion, CH
Nov 9 | Haus Mainusch, Mainz, DE
Nov 10 | Tanzcafé Ilses Erika, Leipzig, DE
Nov 11 | Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Nov 13 | Übel & Gefählich, Hamburg, DE
Nov 14 | Border Crossing Festival, The Hague, NL

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast.Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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