Following the fantastic reception that lead single and amuse bouche ‘Girl, God, Gun’ garnered the time has come for Gen and the Degenerates to unveil their brand new EP and main dish.
After multiple accolades across the board, including Louder and Rock Sound both of whom described the track as “a black finger nail-painted middle finger to the patriarchy” and “a driving and bristly slab of post-punk affirmations”. At last fans will be treated to all five tracks to come from the wonderful minds of Gen and the Degenerates.
The EP, titled ‘Only Alive When In Motion’ looks both inward and outwards with Gen’s unwavering gaze being firmly fixed on doing right by not just themselves but everyone. Recorded at Marshall Studios in Bletchley, each of the different tracks focus on a particular element that has not only affected them but no doubt countless others. Varying from struggling with mental health and sexual identity, to the danger of idolising celebrities and the pedestals that they stand on ‘Only Alive When In Motion’ is an EP that’s here to set the record straight.
Regarding the release of the EP, Gen and the Degenerates had the following to say:
” Since our first few rehearsals we’ve known we had something special. The fact that we’ve got to a place where we can release our first longer body of work means other people are starting to notice as well and I can’t think of anything more exciting. The title Only Alive When In Motion reflects us as people, the energy we have on stage but also an unflinching desire to be present and alive even if at times its painful, to accept the good and the bad. It’s as scary as it is exciting to bare our souls like this but whatever comes, we’re ready for it.”
‘Only Alive When In Motion’ track listing:
- Crying War
- Adore Me
- Girl God Gun
- Wild Thing
- Burn Your Pedestals
Listen to the record right HERE
Alongside today’s release the band are gearing up for their recently announced 13 date run supporting Skunk Anansie. The band will also be performing at The Great Escape and have also been announced as support to Kelsey Karter for her tour happening in May. View full tour dates below.
Skunk Anansie 25 Years Tour w/ Gen and the Degenerates:
07/04/2022 – Nottingham, Rock City (SOLD OUT)
08/04/2022 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
09/04/2022 – Brighton, Dome (SOLD OUT)
11/04/2022 – Cardiff, University Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
12/04/2022 – Bristol, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
14/04/2022 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15/04/2022 – Folkestone, Leads Cliff Hall (SOLD OUT)
16/04/2022 – Guildford, G Live
18/04/2022 – Leicester, O2 Academy
19/04/2022 – Lincoln, The Engine Shed
22/04/2022 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
23/04/2022 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
26/04/2022 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
27/04/2022 – Leeds, O2 Academy
Regarding the tour Gen had the following to say:
“I feel beyond lucky to be going on our first proper tour with not only a band of Skunk Anansie’s size but one we have so much respect for who have made huge waves in the British rock scene. They are an especially significant band for representation of identities that often don’t see these levels of success and they reflect the values we seek to embody as a band so well…we’re very excited to share stages with them all over Britain this April.” – Gen Degenerate
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Gen and the Degenerates are:
- Genevieve Glynn-Reeves – Vocals
- Sean Healand-Sloan – Guitar
- Jacob Jones – Guitar
- Evan Reeves – Drums
- Jay Humphreys – Bass