Girls In Synthesis
Girls In Synthesis are caustic and confrontational. In the British music scene, they are considered the most exciting underground (post-)punk noise band in the UK. This designation is rendered obsolete simply by the wide range of influences: disco and dub are rooted in the rhythm section, while bands like Crass and Flipper have shaped the atonal guitar dissonance. More of a collective than a conventional band, the musicians and their artistic collaborators have made all their own artwork, videos, photos and records, embodying the original meaning of DIY. Non-musical projects include a long-sold-out series of poetry books, a month-long photography exhibition at Lomography in London, and a regular mailing list for fans.
The debut single 'The Mound' was released in late 2016, followed by a sold out run of 3 rare and sought after vinyl E.P's for the London-based Blank Editions label. Copies of these now change hands for exorbitant prices online. To promote the releases, the band played a series of intimate and intense shows across the UK picking up a dedicated following. Support slots for bands as disparate as Damo Suzuki, Bad Breeding, Slaves, Wolf Alice and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs followed.
In 2019, the label «Louder Than War» compiled all previous releases as a vinyl LP «Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018», the first edition of which sold out after just one weekend. Shortly after this release, the group began collaborating with long running experimental music label «Harbinger Sound» (Sleaford Mods, Consumer Electronics) and released the single «Arterial Movements» in collaboration with German labels «X-Mist» and «In A Car». In early 2020 the white heat punk blast of «Pressure» was released as a vinyl EP. The debut album «Now Here's An Echo From Your Future» is testament to the evolution of the band's sound, making subtle but experimental shifts in texture and tone that helped to break free from the shackled straight-jacket of punk rock that, to be fair, never really held them down in the first place. This release also sees the caustic torrent against mass media manipulation in «The Images Agree», which received impressive reviews in the UK and EU. The subsequent mini-album «Shift In State» was released in June 2021 as part of Record Store Day.
With other bands wearing down their rough edges and sanitising their anger, Girls In Synthesis can truly be classified as the most important underground band in the UK.
Louder Than War
«Girls In Synthesis are frighteningly intense. They look more like a terror cell than a rock group.»
«As agitators GiS do create “a state of anxiety or nervous excitement” as well as “…arousing public concern about an issue and pressing for action on it” they agitate the brain cells as well as the very DNA of the listener.»
Echoes And Dust
«Musically Girls In Synthesis have found a sound that simultaneously conveys both a sense of nervous anxiety, of tension and of adrenaline fuelled exhilaration.»
«Emergency urgent, beyond punk, bullet sharp and emotionally intense… Girls In Synthesis are fearsome, very loud but not raucous, evidenced by some stellar production from the band which connects a feral wall of guitars and drums, snarling angry vocals and wild heavy electronic action.»
Jim - vocals, guitar
Nicole - drums, backing vocals