for fans of… Dry Cleaning, Black Lips, Karen O
GENN are made up of Janelle Borg – guitars (she/her), Sofia Rosa Cooper – drums (she/they), Leona Farrugia – Vocals (she/they), and Leanne Zammit – bass (she/her). Majority queer, the first iteration of the band started 10 years ago in Malta, before moving to Brighton. Over this time they have built determined bonds as a self-described sisterhood, founded on instinctive trust and affection.
It’s this unique outlook and tight-knit gang mentality that make GENN such a thrilling proposition musically. Steering clear of simplistic, surface-value interpretation, their upcoming album “unum” represents Latin word for oneness, unity, a sense of being whole. The debut album of GENN is a hard-earned statement of evolution, woven from the band’s four distinct threads of influence and identity to reveal an arresting tapestry of ambition. It follows on from their 2021 debut EP Liminal which was born of isolation, a fragmented jigsaw puzzle put together at a distance in the pandemic era.
The project triumphed against all odds, but GENN knew that the EP walked so that something far greater could run. unum is the product of that long-awaited togetherness; it captures that lightning in a bottle that strikes when four distinct strains of talent – four best friends – are free to create. GENN have never sounded so limitless.Buy Tickets