London post-punks GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS herald their forthcoming second full-length with a new video this week.
‘Watch With Mother’ is taken from the album The Rest Is Distraction, set for release in October, which follows on from their debut album Now Here’s And Echo From Your Future which came out in 2020.
“‘Watch With Mother’, like the some of the rest of the album, takes a darker look at family dynamics and the way in which we’re shaped by them,” explains bassist/vocalist John. “The music is more expansive, too, and is the perfect match for the lyrics. We were trying to approach things differently this time round.”
“The video was created with long-time collaborators Soft Surface and brings the family message into sharp focus; singer John, seemingly an apparition, witnesses many seemingly innocent family scenes while addressing the camera directly, almost narratively,” adds guitarist Jim. “This is interspersed with intense band footage, creating a dark and atmospheric visual backdrop to the song. This track is like a calling card for the album. It retains the intensity of our previous releases but builds on it with some different sounds and structure. I don’t think anyone is sounding like this at the moment. No one is tackling the subjects featured on the album.”
The band’s line-up is completed by drummer Nicole, while the album features contributions from frequent collaborators funkcutter (horns) and Stanley Bad (violin), while former Fall keyboardist Eleni Poulou guests on two tracks. Like its predecessor, the album was mixed by Max Walker with stunning photography by Bea Dewhurst.
Released on 14 October through Own It/Cargo, The Rest Is Distraction is available to pre-order here.
The band head out on an extensive European tour next month which includes a headline show at London’s Lexington on 14 October and takes them right up to December. Full dates are…
10/09/22 – VIENNA – Pankahyttn
13/10/22 – NORTHAMPTON – Black Prince
14/10/22 – LONDON – The Lexington
15/10/22 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Sussex Arms
19/10/22 – BRISTOL – The Louisiana
20/10/22 – MANCHESTER – The Peer Hat
21/10/22 – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega
22/10/22 – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store
09/11/22 – GHENT – Bar Bricolage (w/Cocaine Piss)
10/11/22 – BRUSSELS – Magasin4
11/11/22 – TOURNAI – Water Moulin
12/11/22 – SIEGEN – Veb Siegen
13/11/22 – HAMBURG – Westwerk
14/11/22 – COPENHAGEN – Rahuset
15/11/22 – ODENSE – Posten
16/11/22 – BERLIN – Urban Spree
17/11/22 – FRIEBURG – Slow Club
18/11/22 – WURZBURG – Cafe Cairo
19/11/22 – NUREMBERG – Desi
20/11/22 – UTRECHT – Db’s
07/12/22 – GLASGOW – The Flying Duck
08/12/22 – NEWCASTLE – Zerox
09/12/22 – HULL – The Adelphi
10/12/22 – BIRMINGHAM – Dark Horse