in a basement, based in London, the first outing of PRE had the entire
audience locked outside, watching through barred windows from above.
To the assemblage up top, it was clear that these five noise sprinkled
nu-wavers had already figured it out - sound moves quicker in high pressure.
In the months that followed, PREÕs rhythmically infectious skip-alongs
were demonstrated on a flurry of releases. The bandÕs debut 7" EP "Treasure
Trails" caught ears by surprise and wouldnÕt let go. A rash of vinyl
came in quick succession, pairing the band up with acts like AIDS Wolf,
Dmonstrations, Bardo Pond, and Comanechi. And most bizarrely, just last
month a bootleg vinyl 7" of PRE and AIDS Wolf recordings was seized
by Skin Graft Records for lawful distribution. Packaged in a calendar
sleeve of compromising band photos, the record is moving at high velocity
in collectorÕs circles, only adding to PREÕs ascending allure.
And now, weighing 14 songs and coming in just over 20 minutes tall,
"Epic Fits" will be born on September 4th. Recorded in a chilly pizza
storage unit with Westminster Brown at the controls, PREÕs full length
is cold sweat caught on two inch tape. Those initial moonbeams shining
through the barred basement windows have been caught - meticulously
sliced and diced - and reflected back in a brilliant, buoyant strobelight.
Guitar, bass, bass, drum and moon shriek: PRE make the noise jump.
Akiko Matsuura: Vocals
John Webb: Guitar/Vocals
Kevin Hendrick: Bass/Vocals
Matt Warburton: Bass
Rick Bennett: Drums