ALBUM REVIEW: Girls In Synthesis – The Rest Is Distraction | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Own It/Cargo Records

Released: 14.10.22







A belting second album from one of the foremost ultrasonic post-punk bands operating at the moment, bathed in visceral noise and crackling electricity. This is a darker reflective examination than their outwardly political earsplitting debut, it’s an internal struggle with conflicted emotions, familial tensions and pandemic-induced dissection all sewn back together in a mergence of burning synth and dissonant feedback.

Watch With Mother is a particularly paranoiac stomp of broken signal memories statically broadcast darkened and distorted, while the Swallowed Pill blisters and explodes blowing their sanguine insides out, and album closer Lacking Bite is a modern day Operator’s Manual. in total this is a vital album and further bolsters Girls In Synthesis as officially kicking some serious bricks.


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