Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Pop


Tags

Genes


Sounds like

Carly Rae Jepsen, Dagny, MUNA, The Aces


band members

GENES


Influences

MADONNA, Kylie Minogue, Whitney Houston


Unearthed artists we like

Deer, Donatachi, XIRA, Kota Banks, KYE


Bio

Townsville-via-Melbourne's Genes has just released her fourth track - Super Single - her most joyous yet, after a series of pop songs exploring the internal monologue of the post-breakup process.

‘Super Single’ sees Genes out the other side of the breakup that's influenced her lyrics and the escapist sound attached over her formative releases. 'Super Single' is a pure pop celebration of independence, moving forward & learning the act of self-love.

A fast-paced, instant & minimalist pop moment co-written and produced by NZ next-big-thing Rory Noble (Kanye West, DJ Mustard, Tinashe), Super Single also comes with a RAGE-premiered music video created after Genes won triple j Unearthed's NIDA initiative, pairing emerging Australian artists with emerging filmmakers from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Directed by Amelia Burke & production design by Liv Hutley, the 'Super Single' video is an otherworldly alien adventure through the dating world - that finds parallels to the human romantic experience. With a bit less slime.

Having forged her path in the Australian pop landscape already by collaborating with the likes of Young Franco, Kilter, Donatachi and others amongst a 50 million stream strong songwriting catalogue, this time last year saw the first release and steps from Genes - the artist project of Maddy Rowe - when she stepped into her own spotlight with the release of her debut single, 'Give It Away'.

Genes - named quite literally after her deep association with music being so intrinsic its just in her very DNA - backed it up with ‘When I’m Around You’, a sun-soaked pop bop, or as the UK’s pop pariah Popjustice called it, “a silky and romantic Jeppo-esque slinker,” which reached more radio milestones and expanded her presence at streaming with adds to playlists like Spotify’s Pop ‘n’ Fresh and Apple Music's Pop Deluxe.

Unearthed in 2020

NIDA Video Clips

15 Mar 2020

Winner

GENES

GENES

Congrats to our NIDA Video Clips winners!

Seven artists. Seven soon-to-be legendary music videos.

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Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

11 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Come on Townsville!! GENES is undeniable this is prime and makes you feel just that. Pop has a new Empress comin in hot, "Super Single" has that international energy that will surely transfer to a lot of hearts, contagious pop knows no bounds.

Come on Townsville!! GENES is undeniable this is prime and makes you feel just that. Pop has a new Empress comin in hot, "Super Single" has that international energy that will surely transfer to a lot of hearts, contagious pop knows no bounds.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

07 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

pop music definitely has its detractors, but you lean into the genre in all it's glass-half-full goodness and that's what makes you such a special artist. you can tell this was empowering and fun-as to make because that's ~exactly~ what it sounds like.

pop music definitely has its detractors, but you lean into the genre in all it's glass-half-full goodness and that's what makes you such a special artist. you can tell this was empowering and fun-as to make because that's ~exactly~ what it sounds like.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

06 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Pop * music * done * right

Pop * music * done * right