EP review

Girls In Synthesis: Arterial Movements (X-Mist/In A Car)

 

Release date: Friday 11th October
Limited to 500 7″ copies / DL

 

First new material since ‘Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018’ – Louder Than War Records fastest seller (there are no vinyl copies left)  which, when I reviewed it gave 10/10 because it was the most intense, progressive and scary ‘punk rock’ record I’d heard for years. The new EP is even better. 

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I was gonna leave it at that…. but maybe a bit too pretentious…

The review of the GiS album I wrote was arguably the best thing I have ever written.  It was shared by less than a hundred people. Makes me wanna fuckin’ give up…here are the edited highlights…

This isn’t rock’n’roll, it’s a matter of life and death.

This isn’t music, it’s a constructive alternative to suicide.

If anger is an energy, GiS are a power station.

This is the stuff of nightmares.

AS LONG AS THE MUSIC’S LOUD ENOUGH, WE WON’T HEAR THE WORLD FALLING APART’   Borgia Ginz in Jubilee (Derek Jarman 1978)

Sometimes you have to overstate the case or no-one listens.

Girls In Synthesis are frighteningly intense. They look more like a terror cell than a rock group.

GiS care about the aesthetics of vital rock music and politics of dread.

If a band doesn’t include at least one woman then it is not a true 21st Century band, just a boys club. 

GiS are just brilliant. Intensity, Class Warfare and Existentialism in complex/basic songs.

GiS played Rebellion in 2019 and divided the audience.  Half thought they were the best thing all weekend. The other half wondered what time Dogshit Sandwich were on…  as polarised as the rest of the UK …

Gis don’t need reviews telling you how good they are. The people that matter already know.  The lazy, disinterested, the nostalgists, won’t be convinced anyway.  I really did think IDLES success might change things – but they’ve just become a cult of love’n’peace -AF Gang hippies – when a bit more hate and action is what is needed perhaps.

There are three songs on the new EP and they are a step on from the ones on the LP …

Available now.    

On tour winter ’19

14/11- LONDON – The Old Blue Last [The Great Escape Festival ‘First Fifty’ show]
21/11- HULL – The New Adelphi
22/11- MANCHESTER – The Castle Hotel
23/11- LEEDS – Wharf Chambers [Interior/Alphaville all-dayer]
06/12- BRIGHTON – The Pipeline
08/12- BRISTOL – Exchange [Harbinger Sound all-dayer]

Tickets

All words Ged Babey 

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