Girls in Synthesis is a rather mysterious London, UK-based punk rock trio, who formed last year with a specific intent and purpose — to aurally represent the noise and violence of the modern world. And within a relatively short period of time, the trio developed a reputation for playing riotous live sets with Cherry Glazerr and Fat White Family side project, Revenue, that include lengthy and intense periods of noise and feedback, band members jumping off the stage and into the audience, garbled Dictaphone-era audio featuring dialogue from the British government’s Protect and Survive nuclear war video, Orson Welles’ speech from The Trial and audio from the Heaven’s Gate’s suicide video.
Building upon their growing profile across London, the British trio recently released their debut double A side single “The Mound”/”Disappear” — and from their latest single, “Disappears,” the band captures the frenetic energy of their live sets while pairing almost metronomic-like drumming with sizzling and slashing guitar chords and a propulsive and forceful bass line with punchy, shouted lyrics. Sonically speaking, the song sounds as though it draws from Entertainment and Solid Gold-era Gang of Four and Elastica‘s self- titled debut album, complete with prerequisite cynical sneering and a primal fury.
Directed by Camila Leme Nelson, the recently released video for the song features the trio wearing black tee-shirts and while sitting together and signing the song’s lyrics, they seem to be anxiously awaiting something — and as it turns out, they have Double Dare-like slime, glitter and confetti droped on them throughout the song’s run, making it one of the messier videos I’ve seen all year.