ĠENN+ BEIJA FLO + HARKS + LAZYGIRL
We’re stoked to be welcoming fast-rising quartet ĠENN to Future Yard in October, as they continue a punkish ascent that sees them on track for huge success. As befitting a band who take their name from the Maltese word for frenzy, ĠENN thrive amid chaos. Three members of the band have relocated to Brighton from Malta, creating a tight-knit gang mentality that make ĠENN such a thrilling proposition musically, as evidenced on March’s Liminal EP. Released through London-based indie Everything Sucks Music, the six-song collection sees Leona, Janelle and their bandmates Leanne Zammit (bass) and Sofia Rosa Cooper (drums) contrasting searing post-punk missives with more allusive meditations cocooned in psychedelic textures.
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Sisterhood is an apt description for the creative dynamic within ĠENN: theirs is an unconditional bond, based on mutual affection and instinctive trust. Songs are born out of group jams, though the pandemic meant they had to adapt their process slightly to work at a distance. The songwriting on Liminal is the product of these remote sessions, with songs finalised post-lockdown at Brighton’s Small Pond Studios with producer Sam Coveney.
Key reference points for the record included Baxter Drury, Metronomy, LCD Soundsystem and Captain Beefheart, as well as the band’s most enduring inspirations Warpaint. Listen closely, and you can practically hear the band shrugging off their Riot Grrrl reputation in real time, as they move in a more experimental and neo-psychedelic direction.
"With such a degree of differing aesthetics on offer, ... [Liminal] confirms Ġenn to be both versatile and multi-faceted, and still managing to have a whole lot of fun." - DIY
Future Yard presents
+ Beija Flo (band)
23rd October 2021
75 Argyle Street
Tickets available online in advance or on the door. Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
With a sound that is impossible to pin down, Beija Flo‘s music is one that encompasses everything from open hearted balladry to acerbic punk. Tackling everything from love and relationship to mental and sexual health with her music, Beija is truly an artist of the modern day, effortlessly juxtaposing her darkest moments against those of enduring hope. Witnessing Beija Flo live is a simply unforgettable experience; songs, performance and costumes aside she proovokes a conversation on stage that many would shy away from. Beija’s reality is weaved through music, poetry and narrative, all of which she is set to share with you on our stage, accompanied by a full band, on 23rd October.
HARKS. A self-professed ‘aggy’ psychedelic post-punk trio from Liverpool, are fresh of the release of their debut single ‘Nightmare on Slater Street‘, and are ready to play their first “over-the-water” show this October.
Lazygirl is the musical project of Beth Harris. Quickly establishing herself a dreamy bedroom artist, Lazygirl’s sound is encompasses smooth melodies, lo-fi production, and down-to-earth lyricism about topics such as mental health, femininity and LGBTQ+ identity. Perfect for all Lo-fi indie and bedroom pop lovers.