Drawing influence from a wide range of eras and genres, Brighton-based troupe ĠENN (pronounced Jenn) release their highly anticipated new EP ‘Liminal’ via London independent Everything Sucks Music. From the opening bass ostinato of its first track ‘Feel’ to the hooky refrain of closer ‘Falling Out’, through rock’n’roll, psychedelia and funked-up, post-punk vibes, ‘Liminal’ is a veritable journey.
Recent single ‘Mackerel’s Funky Mission’ is an escapist anthem which sees vocalist Leona Farrugia chanting hauntingly as she inhabits the soul of a fish in a bid to free her mind from the confines of Covid-mandated lockdown, and undesirable situations in general. ‘23rd March’ was also inspired by the unfolding political events of 2020 and ‘Feel’ personifies a relationship with drugs through drone-centred psychedelia in an ode to 70’s music and jamming.
The collection as a whole is a musical riot, ready to rock your ears and mess with your brain. ĠENN’s line-up is completed by Janelle Borg (guitar), Leanne Zammit (bass) and Sofia Rosa Cooper (drums). After releasing their debut album ‘Titty Monster’, the band performed across Europe and the UK; they have had the pleasure of supporting the likes of Hands Off Gretel, PINS, Acid Mothers Temple, The Orielles and Honeyblood.