After the release of the band’s debut EP earlier this year, GEN AND THE DEGENERATES are back with a brand new single ‘My Perfect’. Following a UK tour with Post Punk giants Skunk Anansie, performing at The Great Escape and hitting 2000 Trees, Truck and Y Not now the band are gearing up for their headline UK tour.
A conduit to the zeitgeist, North West based GEN AND THE DEGENERATES always strive to speak louder than any other on issues that amplify queer voices. ‘My Perfect’ tackles the idea of forbidden love but from a different perspective, one that has been seldom seen in the world of Rock. Gen elaborates more below:
“ ‘My Perfect’ is a song about forbidden love, which has always been a big theme in songwriting but has historically been from a straight male narrative, especially in Rock.
If we’re going to talk about real forbidden love, like the kind of love that’s in contempt of both church and state, then queer people have a lot to bring to the table.”
“I was inspired by my own experiences of course but also by conversations with one of my close friends who grew up in Poland, a very religious country where there is a lot of stigma around queerness. I wanted the lyrics to feel both intimate and dangerous.”
The single, produced by Tarek Musa (Calva Louise / Dream Nails / Spring King), brings a new life to GEN AND THE DEGENERATES’ kaleidoscopic menage a trois of Post Punk, Garage Rock and impactful, socially conscious lyrics. With support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset, Dork, GEN AND THE DEGENERATES might be the perfect antidote to those September blues.
GEN AND THE DEGENERATES will also be appearing throughout the UK between September to November, here are the full list of dates:
GEN AND THE DEGENERATES – UK Tour:
- 28th September – Glasgow, Broadcast
- 29th September – Manchester, Deaf Institute
- 30th September – Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
- 01st October – Nottingham, Chameleon
- 05th October – Cardiff, The Moon
- 06th October – Bristol, Louisiana
- 07th October – Brighton, Green Door Store
- 08th October – Birmingham, The Rainbow
- 16th November – Leeds, Lending Room
- 17th November – London, The Grace