Vocalist and guitarist Ellie Rowsell told Tonedeaf.com
the story of this song. "'You're A Germ' started with a home demo. I wanted to make something loud and fun. I had this phrase in my head 'you're a germ' and I really liked it and based the song around that," she said.
"It was recorded late and night and I lived with other people so I couldn't be loud so when I was trying to make the shouting parts I kind of had to shout really quietly and it came out really weird," Rowsell continued. "But it kind of gave it the vibe I wanted, like a Pixies vibe. It was angry but not typically loud- it's initially what I wanted it to have."