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Tuesday 02 February 2021

Introducing Brighton's Trans-National, Genre-Blending, Musical Riot Genn

Brighton-based trans-national, genre-blending, musical riot Genn's new single Feel, is a luscious blend of 70s psychedelia and shoegaze, and an appetite-whetting taste of what's to come.

The band's vocalist Leona Farrugia said: 

"Musically, the song was inspired by The Doors and Lou Reed's 'Walk On The Wild Side' - it's drone-centred and infused with psychedelic elements, giving space for the vocals to shine through. 

"It culminates in a shoegazey bridge that showcases our love for experimentation, 70s music and jamming. 

"The lyrics personify a relationship with drugs and the dependency that stems from that sense of escapism."

They're serving alternative post-punk madness with a fun twist, fresh out of their DIY framework and are based out of Brighton. 

The quartet is completed by Janelle Borg (guitar), Leanne Zammit (bass) and Sofia Rosa Cooper (drums). 

Together they've been shaking audiences to the core with their infectious tunes, and with the honest, relatable themes they attack in their tracks.

Last year proved to be a very fruitful year for Genn, with BBC Introducing The South, Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music) and Glastonbury Festival championing the band. 

The band were also chosen as one of thirty European bands to represent Malta and the UK at the Music Europe Day 2020 online festival organised by the European Union and the publication Europavox, as well as one of the semi-finalists for the GRAMMY-endorsed, NYC-based e-festival Listen to Womxn. 

On top of all that, the band were one of the first fifty artists to be announced for Brighton's The Great Escape Festival in 2021.

Genn's new single 'Feel' out on 26th January - from the forthcoming EP 'Liminal'out on 30th March 2021. CLICK HERE to pre-save.

by: Mike Cobley




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