London punk trio Girls In Synthesis have announced details of their debut album Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future, which will be released on May 22 on the Harbinger Sound label.
Following a steady stream of ultra-limited 7in singles, which were collated in 2019 for the Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018 on Louder Than War, news of the band’s highly-anticipated debut album proper arrives alongside new single Pressure.
It’s one minute and 54 seconds of screeching feedback, tribal drums and unbridled rage, and will appeal to fans of modern punk bands like IDLES and Slaves.
Girls In Synthesis are John (vocals/bass), Jim (vocals/guitar) and Nicole (drums), and since forming in late 2016, they have forged a fearsome reputation as one of the most exciting and volatile live acts in London.
In equal parts frantic, considered, ear-splitting and melodic, the group take their cues from the early DIY punk and post-punk pioneers to keep everything in-house.
Artwork, videos, performances and recordings are created entirely by the group and a handful of trusted collaborators, under a bedrock of heavy, bludgeoning, dark, post-punk.
Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future is their first release for experimental punk label Harbinger Sound and finds the band breaking free from the shackled straight-jacket of punk rock that never really held them down in the first place.
It tackles a wide range of subjects, from mental health in a fast-moving, unforgiving world, media control, the widening divide between haves and have-nots, and the blaming of the poor.
In their few years of existence, fans and critics alike have been stunned by the band’s pure visceral and punishing wall of sound, as well as applauding their knack of making a gig an all-inclusive experience, often playing from within the crowd to create an awe-inspiring spectacle.
Girls In Synthesis have been hand-picked to support acts as diverse as Damo Suzuki, Slaves, Bad Breeding, Warmduscher and Wolf Alice, which has seen a widening of their fan base.
You can see what the fuss is about at the following dates in May:
Thu 14th – Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
Fri 15th – The Great Escape, Brighton (venue TBA)
Sat 16th – O2 Academy, Leicester (Wide Awake Festival)
Sat 16th – The Talleyrand, Manchester (late show)
Sat 23rd – The Social, London (album launch show)
Sat 30th – The Lab, Northampton