Girls Names - A Quick Preshow Interview
Monday 3 October 2016
Girls Names is a post punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Formed in 2009 as a two-piece by Cathal Cully and drummer Neil Brogan, bassist Claire Miskimmin joined in the following year and guitarist Philip Quinn added in 2012. Neil Brogan departed the band in 2013 and was replaced by Gib Cassidy. The band has released three albums, Dead To Me (2011), The New Life (2013) and Arms Around a Vision (2015). Due to their live concerts in Thessaloniki and Athens on the 9th and 10th of October respectively, they answer to a preshow quick interview.
Our favorite song from our own work …
(Obsession) from the last record, Arms Around a Vision because sometimes you don't need words.
The favorite song of our fans…..
Judging by reactions, Hypnotic Regression
The most uncomfortable moment from a gig was…..
I hate small, tight stages, that's really uncomfortable and claustrophobic.
The most unforgettable moment from a gig was….
I don't dwell on live shows and want to erase each one to start again so I don't remember.
The first record I ever bought was…
East 17, Walthamstoe, Newry Market, early 1990s. This was most likely a pirated copy.
The best album cover artwork is….
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, From Her to Eternity for that portrait and that portrait alone. Most recently though, I think HTRK's albums Marry Me Tonight and Pyshic 9-5 Club have been very beautiful aesthetically.
A kid asks me what post punk is. I hand him a copy of….
Iggy Pop – The Idiot. Start here – everything else is a copy of a copy.
The album I wish I had made myself is….
William Basinski – Cascade/The Deluge
No one will believe I own a copy of….
Al Stewart, The Year of The Cat.
The most crazy story of a tour….
These days it's a quiet enough affair, not too many all night drinking binges.
There are many troubles in a tour. The real one is….
Time and your own head.
Our future plans includes….
In our gigs, on October 9th at Thessaloniki and 10th at Death Disco, the audience can expect….
About an hour of agitation, nervous shuffling, machine gun etiquette and smoke machines. Expect a more raucous, punkier take on the songs than the records so you need to be present to experience for yourself.
Love each other.