GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS are back with a new video, album and tour.

Cacophonic future post-punk dancefloor anthem 'Lights Out' is taken from the South London band's third album Sublimation which is due out in May.

“This is a song of two definitive sections,” explains guitarist Jim Cubitt. “The first half was instinctive. It projects the uneasy feeling of late-night anxiety when you awake from sleep in the dark of the night and your brain jumps from one terrifying thought to another. The lyrics were just a continued representation of that atmosphere of the music, which spilled out on the page.

“The second half of the song was written collaboratively in the rehearsal room,” he continues. “I wrote the lyrics while walking to rehearsal, put myself in a certain head space and the lyrics appeared instantly, rhythmically matching the marching beat of my walk. John [Linger, bass] then started with the driving bass line, and we fused it together with the powerful almost ‘drum‘n’bass’ beat of the drums. For me this song perfectly represents the past and present Girls In Synthesis.”

For the album sessions, which took place late last year, the trio did the 'getting it together in the country' thing by heading up to Narborough in rural West Norfolk to record with engineer Owen Turner at his Sickroom Studios.

“We very much put a lot of importance on the geography and locations of the places we undertake projects,” says Cubitt. “They seem to feed into the work itself. It was completely removed from any other distractions, and the studio was conducive to making music. It wasn’t a sterile environment. Owen really listened and made sure that the quality of the songs and the atmosphere and energy of the music transferred.”


Released on 3 May through Own It/Cargo, Sublimation is available to pre-order here.

The band head out on tour in support of the album during May and June. Catch them at...

09/05/24 - MANCHESTER - The Castle Hotel
10/05/24 - LONDON - Moth Club
11/05/24 - BRISTOL - The Lanes
21/05/24 - BRUSSELS - La Source Beer Co
22/05/24 - LILLE - Bulle Cafe
23/05/24 - NIJMEGEN - Merleyn
24/05/24 - GRONINGEN - Vera
25/05/24 - DEN HAGUE - Sniester Festival
26/05/24 - KOLN - Sonic Ballroom
27/05/24 - HAMBURG - Hafenklang
28/05/24 - BERLIN - Urban Spree
29/05/24 - PRAGUE - Bike Jesus
30/05/24 - ZURICH - X-Tra Musikcafe
31/05/24 - FREIBURG - Slow Club
01/06/24 - ORLEANS - Astrolabe
06/06/24 - BIRMINGHAM - Dark Horse
07/06/24 - NEWCASTLE -Zerox
08/06/24 - GLASGOW - The Hug and Pint


Pic by Bea Dewhurst

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