Born 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.

PRE is:
Akiko Matsuura: Vocals
John Webb: Guitar/Vocals
Kevin Hendrick: Bass/Vocals
Matt Warburton: Bass
Rick Bennett: Drums