Pre​/​Post: A Collection 2016​-​2018

by Girls In Synthesis

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  • Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018 [Repress 12" vinyl LP]
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    -- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND -- Shipping late September.

    We're pleased to bring you a repress of PRE/POST: A Collection 2016-2018, our long sold-out vinyl compilation of the even longer sold-out 7" vinyl E.P releases. This edition has been pressed in a larger quantity to give you all a chance to get one.

    - Pressed on 12" black vinyl
    - Reverse board card sleeve featuring different design
    - Pressed from the original plates
    - Features all 3 sold out E.P released, plus the debut digital only single 'The Mound'/'Disappear'

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Ltd. Edition 12" Clear Vinyl LP + CD/Download
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    --- LIMITED EDITION 12" COMPILATION LP ---
    - 300 hand-numbered copies
    - Fold-out A2 poster sleeve
    - Pressed on clear 12" vinyl
    - Free CD copy
    - Features the debut single 'The Mound'/'Disappear' pressed on vinyl for the first time

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Girls In Synthesis have quickly 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 their handful of trusted collaborators, with their 3 hand-packaged vinyl E.P releases selling out in days on pre-orders.

The “Pre/Post” LP sees Girls In Synthesis compile their 3 previous E.P releases and also sees inclusion of their debut single ‘The Mound’/’Disappear’, never released before on vinyl. Experimentation has seen them transgress the punk bracket into something more original and unique while stage shows present a complete and controlled spectacle, with the group moving from playing on stage to dragging equipment into the audience, desperately trying to remove the group/audience barrier. Their explosive shows have seen them hand picked for support slots with bands as disparate as Bad Breeding, Slaves, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Wolf Alice, Warmduscher and Damo Suzuki.

The debut, self-released single saw GIS well and truly kick the doors open for what was to follow for them over the next few years. The lopsided, fuzz groove of ‘Disappear’ rubs shoulders with the bass-driven, future crowd favourite ‘The Mound’ to add up to a frantic and stripped back, stunning calling card.
Follow up E.P ‘Suburban Hell’ saw the group develop the sonic aspects of their music, with the harshness ramped up and subtle but powerful production aspects pushing songs like ‘Suburban Hell’ and ‘Phases’ into harsh, noise-punk territory.

Second E.P, ‘We Might Not Make Tomorrow’, added a slight melodic edge to the previous aural bludgeon, whilst the lyrics to songs like the title track, ‘Sentient’ and ‘Tainted’ explore deeper issues such as the threat of nuclear war, animal cruelty and the outcome of the USA presidential election.

The third E.P (the most recent and perhaps heaviest) ‘Fan The Flames’ further presses into deeper lyrical territory, with songs focusing on government neglect, anxiety and mental health issues. The production receives even further toughening up and also features the group’s first foray into spoken word in ‘Howling’, albeit with a glitchy, unmusical, harsh noise backdrop.

In total, this compilation shows a progressive and feverish work ethic and exposes the varied aspects of one of the UK’s most promising and fruitful underground punk bands.

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released April 5, 2019

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