Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Pop


Tags

Genes


Sounds like

MUNA, Carly Rae Jepsen, The 1975, The Aces


band members

GENES


Influences

MADONNA, Kylie Minogue, Whitney Houston


Unearthed artists we like

Deer, Donatachi, XIRA, Kota Banks, KYE


Bio

Raised in the cultural hub of Melbourne and now based in the winterless tropics of Townsville, GENES introduced herself at the front of her own project with ‘Give It Away’ and ‘When I’m Around You’, which you may have heard on triple j‘s Home & Hosed, Unearthed radio and on the streaming services.

Whilst her first two singles captured the darker side of love lost and the uncertainty of moving on, her new single Better - out independently on Thursday July 16 - is unapologetically elated in its tone, even if that’s not how she was feeling at the time. “I’m better, so much better, when you’re never on my mind,” she confidently sings over sparkling production.

The GENES project continues to crack open as she simultaneously propels her BTS career forward, on co-write duties for tracks with triple j favourites like Young Franco, Kilter and more.

With plenty more still to come in 2020, including her music video in collaboration with NIDA after taking out triple j Unearthed’s initiative with the National Institute of Dramatic Art, GENES is set to make even more waves this year and the euphoric, infectious shot of adrenaline that is ‘Better’ is a shimmering step forward.

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 Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

03 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

GENES out here getting better and better with each release! A strong, triumphant bop that should top anyone's break-up playlist.

GENES out here getting better and better with each release! A strong, triumphant bop that should top anyone's break-up playlist.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

27 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

GENES turning big feelings into big, glossy, pop bangers. This really is the ultimate break up track.

GENES turning big feelings into big, glossy, pop bangers. This really is the ultimate break up track.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

17 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

GENES putting on an absolute clinic on how to write a pop record!

GENES putting on an absolute clinic on how to write a pop record!