2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Music From Ireland

Girls Names

Wednesday, March 16
1:00AM - 1:50AM


Listen to Reticence


“We look to Europe for inspiration. For romance. For the idea of a better life,” says Girls Names frontman, Cathal Cully, when discussing the band’s new album, Arms Around a Vision. “For me, living in Belfast just makes you focus on your own art”.

True, Girls Names formed in Belfast, but they’ve long considered themselves a European band. The distinction is important – their vision of Europe is one of weird, labyrinthian histories, blackest-ever-black coffee, and long drives to dismal places. Romantic notions for those of a certain disposi-tion, but behind the thousand-yard stares they’ve always been a soft-hearted lot. As the title of Arms Around a Vision would suggest, they’re all set to let love in.

The band initially came together as a relatively lean two-piece back in the summer of 2010, but over the course of a handful of EPs and three very different albums, they’ve grown in number and ambition. Their last alb...

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