Girls In Synthesis take aim at career politics with new single ‘They’re Not Listening’

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London-based experimental punk trio Girls In Synthesis are set to release their debut album ‘Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future’ on 28th August via Harbinger Sound, originally scheduled for release in May but put back due to the current pandemic. The band are caustic and confrontational and are considered by many to be the most exciting underground band in the UK.

With the punk tag not quite fitting, the group have acquired a broad range of influences; disco and dub can be found rooted in the rhythm section whilst bands such as Crass and Flipper have informed the atonal guitar dissonance.

More of a collective than a conventional band, the group and their collaborators have created all their own artwork, videos, photos as well as the records themselves, truly embodying the original meaning of DIY. Non-musical projects have included a long sold out and collectable series of lyric and poetry books, a month-long photography exhibition at Lomography in London and also run a regular postal mailing list for fans, Redux Faction.

In early 2020 the white heat punk blast of ‘Pressure’ was released and provided the first caustic taste of the forthcoming ‘Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future’ album. This release was followed by the torrent against mass media manipulation in ‘The Images Agree’ and now Girls In Synthesis have ushered in their next aural attack with new single ‘They’re Not Listening’, taking aim at career politics and the whims of government playing with the lives of people and their vulnerabilities. The track is a musical mix of screaming, staccato guitars, thudding drums and a spacious dub-influenced bass line, it could be seen as the harshest single taken from the forthcoming debut so far. The song also sees the return of the GIS videography arm, Soft Surface, creating a bleak black and white performance video which is as accurate a portrayal of the group live as possible in a staged setting. With Covid putting the block on people witnessing the groups’ incendiary live performances for the time being, the video will come as a welcome refreshment of the live show the band are infamous for.

Watch the video for ‘They’re Not Listening’ HERE:

With a UK tour scheduled for October and more UK and EU dates lined up for Spring 2021, this is the most critical period for Girls In Synthesis. A time to prove that the hype over their early  releases was well deserved. 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.

See Girls In Synthesis live at the following dates in October (government advice permitting):

Thursday 15th: Birmingham, Hare and Hounds

Friday 16th: Nottingham, Chameleon Arts Cafe

Saturday 17th: Manchester, The Talleyrand

Friday 23rd: London, Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 24th: Northampton, The Lab

Pre-order the album HERE:



Black Sabbath celebrate their 50th anniversary with super-deluxe editions of ‘Paranoid’

Black Sabbath - Paranoid 50th Anniversary Edition

Five-LP Collection Includes Original Album Plus Rare Quad Mix

Along With The Vinyl Debut Of Two 1970 Concerts

Also Available As A 4CD Set

Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, legendary Birmingham-bred Black Sabbath celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album Paranoid with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9th, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts.

PARANOID:  SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.

After the success of the band’s self-titled debut in early 1970, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward returned that fall with Paranoid. The record became the band’s first album to top the U.K. charts and has sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S. alone. Today, songs like “War Pigs,” “Planet Caravan,” “Iron Man,” and of course, “Paranoid,” continue to inspire a new generation of musicians around the world.

PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION first two LPs feature the original album plus a Quadraphonic Mix of the album. Originally released on vinyl and 8-track cartridge in 1974, but subsequently long out of print, the Quad Mix has now been made available as a fold-down to stereo mix on vinyl for this set.

The collection’s final three LPs mark the official vinyl debut of two 1970 live performances. The first was recorded on August 31 in Montreux, Switzerland shortly before the release of Paranoid. It captures the band, already a tight musical unit, thundering through new songs like “Hand Of Doom” and “Iron Man” while mixing in “N.I.B.” and “Behind The Wall Of Sleep” from their debut album. The second concert was recorded a few months later in Brussels during the band’s performance for Belgian television. Unofficial versions of this classic show have circulated in the past, but they’ve never sounded this good.