Brighton based post-punk act Ġenn announces new single ‘Rohmeresse’ and supports Pussy Riot on their UK tour

Brighton based post-punk act Ġenn announces new single'Rohmeresse' and supports Pussy Riot on their UK tour

(Photo by Jordan Core) Out now is the new single from the Brighton based post-punk act Ġenn. “Rohmeresse” is also released as a video which you can see below. Ġenn is a 4-piece consisting of L-R Sofia Rosa Cooper (drums), Janelle Borg (guitars), Leona Farrugia (vocals) and Leanne Zammit (bass). The first iteration of the band started 10 years ago in Malta, before moving to Brighton, where they met Sofia. Still Brighton based, they are Anglo-Maltese, with Jamaican and Portuguese roots.

Here’s what vocalist Leona Farrugia says about the song: “I’ve often felt a pressure running through everyday life: a pressure to be productive whilst being true to oneself. Modern life can be very dissociative and small tasks become a real burden to uphold. I wanted to capture these thoughts through the track, whereby these emotions gradually build to a point of ecstasy.”

The track’s title nods to French new wave director Éric Rohmer, who’s characters often struggle through the morals and desires of quotidian life.

Support for Pussy Riot UK Tour

Ġenn have been announced to support Pussy Riot on their UK tour from the end of the month, until their own headline dates in Bristol, London, and Brighton (* supporting Pussy Riot).

  • 30th October – Bristol, SWX*
  • 31st October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club*
  • 1st November – Colchester, Arts Centre*
  • 2nd November – Cambridge, Junction 2*
  • 6th November – London, Earth Theatre*
  • 8th November – Edinburgh, Summerhall*
  • 9th November – Manchester, Band on the Wall*
  • 10th November – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms*
  • 11th November – Newcastle, Cluny 2*
  • 12th November – The Great Western festival
  • 18 November – The Lanes, Bristol (free entry)
  • 23rd November – Paper Dress Vintage, London
  • 24th November – Green Door Store, Brighton


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