Track Of The Day: ĠENN – ‘ Du Da Dance’

Having been firm favourites for a while, wowing us live with their live show on more than one occasion, Brighton-based ĠENN have just supporting Big Joanie on one of their tour dates in Leeds, and have now released their dynamic new single. 

With a spunky spin on classic beach rock’s charm, ‘Du Da Dance’ brings listeners mighty rock energy. Kicking off with adventurous plucky bass and a vocal shrill, it is hard not to immediately bop along to the contagious and vital experience that ĠENN bring to the table.

Through a distinct vocal style during its verses, ‘Du Da Dance’ reflects vintage tones that date back to the ’50s. However, where ĠENN truly showcase their own unique sound, is during their punchy sing-along choruses. Here is where ĠENN fuse garage rock with a frenzied Riot Grrrl spirit, all under one pop-rooted roof.

The stylistic harmony that the band have created here is truly something special and sonically exciting for fresh ears. ĠENN’a team of four know how to embody their empowering personality not only with their lyrics, but their fierce instrumentals. The lively pulse of ‘Du Da Dance’ is relentless and ongoing, even ringing out during the song’s broken down outro.

ĠENN are putting down significant boots in several genre realms and calling upon a wide audience with their fearless charisma in this latest empowering offering.

Watch the new video for ‘Du Da Dance’ here: 

‘Du Da Dance’ is out now. Listen on Spotify.

Jill Goyeau 

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Finsbury w/ ĠENN, 11.10.19

Following a host of amazing bands playing for us lately, including Chorusgirl, Witching Waves, CLT DRP, Crumbs and Mammoth Penguins, we were back at The Finsbury on Friday with another dream of a line-up, for a jam-packed night of the best new music.

Kicking things off to a joyous start are Breakup Haircut. Treating us to songs about everything from wanting to be a “greaser”, to not feeling cool enough to move to Berlin, their set’s filled with an uplifting buoyant energy and infectious punk fuzz.

Next up, Bitch Hunt deliver their poignant offerings with stirring emotion. Covering themes of being non-binary, experiencing domestic abuse and general feelings of grief and being an outsider, they bring an impassioned energy and gritty power to an immense set.

Penultimate band of the night, The Weird Things, bring their racing energy propelled by the soaring vocals of front woman Leila, creating a set filled with rough ‘n’ ready rock ‘n’ roll anthems.

Having played for us twice before (under their former moniker Cryptic Street), it’s an honour to now have ĠENN headline for us. With their wonderfully eccentric charisma and immense, empowering spirit, they deliver impressive riffs and racing beats, enrapturing the crowd with their buoyant spirit, as vocalist Leona bounds across the stage in a whirlwind of joyous energy. Once again proving that they’re a force to be reckoned with, ĠENN deliver a memorable set that does not disappoint.

Massive thanks to all four bands who played for us on Friday! We’ll be back at The Finsbury on 8th November with a super exciting Secret Headliner, plus Cozy Slippers (all the way from Seattle!), Gold Baby and Macadamia Sluts. Not to be missed!


Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles
Photos: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto