Today, Marshall Records’ new signing sensation Gen and the Degenerates unveil their brand new single ‘Wild Thing’. Following the release of previous single ‘Runaway Blues’ earlier in 2021 the band are set to take 2022 by storm. 
Listen to the track HERE | Watch the video HERE

The song combines the band’s signature swagger with a catchy and immediate chorus. The band deliver a blend of Rock & Punk with a modern touch to create a lasting impact and promise to be one of the hottest acts of 2022. The video shot by Ben Roberts chronicles in Gen’s own words “the villain origin story of a chaotic bi-sexual Rockstar”

Regarding the track frontperson Gen Degenerate had the following to say:
“On the 22nd of April 1966 The Troggs released their version of the song ‘Wild Thing’… On the 16th of November 1996 I was born and my mum repurposed it as a lullaby. She sang it to me each night to send me to sleep and I can’t help but think this might have something to do with how I turned out the way I did.

This song is inspired by that. It’s both a celebration and confession of the untamed or unconventional sides of my character that life and other people have tried to squeeze out of me. My intensity, my queerness, my complete inability to march to anyone else’s drummer. I hope that everyone else who has a little streak of something wild in them can feel at home in it too.”
With the accuracy of Funk, the swagger of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the rebellious edge of Punk ‘Wild Thing’ reminds the world just how important understanding yourself truly is.

Following the single, the band will be rounding off 2021 with live shows in both Nottingham on the 9th of December and their native Liverpool at Jimmy’s on the 18th of December as well as kicking off 2022 with dates in January. You can pick up tickets HERE. Never one to bow to convention Gen and the Degenerates have been forging fearlessly forward. Landing somewhere between Joan Jett and IDLES, Gen and the Degenerates fearlessly blaze their own trail for many others to follow.
At the heart of Gen and the Degenerates though lies the message. The most important element to the band’s music. Second to only to the importance of inclusivity, no matter your gender, beliefs and with their broad array of influences, even music! No matter who you are there’s always a welcome home for anyone in the world of Gen and the Degenerates.

Gen and the Degenerates will be on tour on the following dates:

  • 09/12/2021 – Nottingham, The Bodega
  • 18/12/2021 – Liverpool, Jimmy’s


  • 06/01/2022 – Stoke, The Underground
  • 07/01/2022 – Newcastle, Little Buildings
  • 08/01/2022 – Hull, The Adelphi Club
  • 09/01/2022 – Oxford, The Bullingdon


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