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A standout force on the noisier end of the UK’s contemporary post-punk spectrum, Girls In Synthesis’ long-awaited North East debut comes at the end of another dire year in which their caustic, agitating sound has felt startlingly apt. Bringing their furious clamour to Newcastle’s Zerox on Thursday 8th December, the Londoners arrive off the back of a sophomore album which internalises their taut, abrasive palette in an explosive release of zeal and pent-up indignation.

Built on twin pillars of claustrophobia and mental anguish, October’s The Rest Is Distraction marks another significant milestone for a trio whose reputation was forged by a fierce run of pre-plague singles, before being entrenched with 2020’s maiden full-length, Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future.

It’s from the live stage, however, that their notoriety has stemmed most potently of all, and following jaunts opening for (and in certain cases, blowing away) everyone from Slaves and Wolf Alice to Damo Suzuki and our own Pigs x7, this month’s headlining turn feels an unmissable proposition.

As ever, promoter Endless Window completes the bill with a pair of enticing local supports. Adding their own streak of grimy glam punk are Teesside’s refreshingly to-the-point garage rockers Rudi Betamax, while reliable rabble rousers SMUJ jumpstart proceedings with a singular brew of tuneful discord and obnoxious squalor.

Girls In Synthesis, Rudi Betamax and SMUJ play Zerox, Newcastle on Thursday 8th December.


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