Vinyl LP pressing. 2011 debut full-length from the Irish Alt-Rock band. Forming in Belfast in January 2009, Cathal Cully and Neil Brogan booked their first gig as Girls Names before they'd even played together, expanding to a three-piece some months later with the addition of Claire Miskimmin on bass. Although still in their infancy, Girls Names has refined their take on the early/mid-'80s shadow world of Black Tambourine, Felt and the Sound of Young Scotland on a series of releases on indie labels. With their identity firmly established, Dead to Me is the next step forward and solidly delivers on the promise shown on previous releases. The songwriting is more defined and the production values have been sharpened, representing a definitive break from the nonsensical lo-fi tag that has lazily followed them around by association.