You Should Know By Now
Cathal (vocals/guitar), Claire (bass) and Neil (drums) are Girls Names. Formed as a two-piece in January 2009, they booked a gig before they’d played together and have promptly been sounding like a combination of Beat Happening and Black Tambourine with a hint of The Pastels ever since. If that sounds good, it’s because it is. Suitably, they’ve been batting around with some of the best bands about, touring with Sic Alps, Times New Viking, Lovvers and Wavves, as well as having a sold-out twelve inch on the perennially impressive label Captured Tracks. It’s down to Tough Love to do the honourable thing and put out their debut, ‘You Should Know By Now’. Slated for release on the 24th of May, it’s pretty much everything you’d expect - all downbeat vocals and jangly guitars, wrapped up in haze of C86 nostalgia. With a hipster frenzy imminent, you'd better make yourself a t-shirt now.