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Gen & The Degenerates Share “Famous” From Upcoming “Anti-Fun Propaganada” Album
Following the release of Big Hit Single, alt-punk collective Gen & The Degenerates have today announced that their debut album, Anti-Fun Propaganda, will be released on the 23rd February 2024 via Marshall Records. Accompanying the announcement comes the release of the riotous new single, Famous. The band will also hit the road with legendary Celtic punks, Flogging Molly across America in 2024.
Ever since Genevieve Glynn-Reeves was a child, she had an overwhelming awareness of how difficult it is to be a human. There’s infinite possibility, after all, in this life for disaster, tragedy and misfortune. Switch on the news, and it’s all there in front of you; war, crime, climate change, economic upheaval, more than enough to make you think that to be alive is to struggle constantly. What do you do when it feels like the world is crumbling around you? For Gen and the Degenerates, the answer is to have fun.
Through this lens, the band’s enthralling debut album Anti-Fun Propaganda was born. A writhing mass of biting, off-kilter guitars, fuzzed-out driving basslines, and blown-out drums. The album carries all the grit and cross-pollination of hip-shaking desert rock with New York punk at a violent disco while retaining an undeniably British disposition. Recorded and produced by the infamous Ross Orton, the album is a coming-of-age story seeing the band as both a tightly knit unit and as individuals, find out who they are, and what they stand for. Late nights and early mornings, sexuality, gender politics and mortality, all while surviving your twenties in a volatile and confusing world fuelled by turmoil.
“The vibe of the album is ‘…anybody else seeing this?’ It covers some heavy subject matter, but my inability to write anything sincere means there’s always a sense of humour and absurdism throughout. We’d always struggled with our sound on record, but meeting and working with Ross, something just seemed to click into place. We make a lot of noise, and Ross was the first person to capture that and refine it. It’s kind of a poison pill disguised as a pop confection. It’s taking a satirical look at celebrity culture, materialism, and where we draw our self-worth from, but it’s masquerading as a sexy, unrequited love song. That’s how it began life, but we reworked the music with Ross towards a darker place, and the lyrics took a more sarcastic and satirical turn…” (Genevieve Glynn-Reeves)