Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

MUNA, Carly Rae Jepsen, The 1975, The Aces


band members

Maddy Rowe


Influences

MADONNA, Kylie Minogue, Whitney Houston


Unearthed artists we like

Deer, Donatachi, XIRA, Kota Banks, KYE


Bio

Having forged her path in the Australian pop landscape already by collaborating with the likes of Young Franco, Kilter, Donatachi and Sam Bluer, it is now time for GENES (aka Maddy Rowe) to step into her own spotlight with the release of her debut single, ‘Give It Away’.

The Townsville-via-Melbourne artist, inspired by the likes of Sigrid, The 1975 and Carly Rae Jepsen, uses an unsuspecting sweetness while exploring deeper topics like mental health and toxic relationships.

“This has always been something I’ve wanted to do - I’ve been writing for others for so long and knew when I wrote Give It Away that it was a special song that really felt like me. Emotional and happy at the same time.”

Genes, named quite literally after Rowe’s deep association with music being so intrinsic its just in her very DNA, is the solo project of one of the country’s most prolific young songwriters. Her work behind the scenes for Young Franco, Sam Bluer and Kilter saw all of her efforts receiving airplay on Triple J or the Hit Network, while she’s also jumped on the mic featuring on the title track of Donatachi’s EP, Taste, and Melbourne producer Deer’s ‘Let Me Know’.

Promising a lot more to come over the next few months, Genes has been hard at work alongside her friends for this project. Her first single, ‘Give It Away’ was added to Triple J Unearthed radio and across the Hit Network on Nights, Late Nights and Regional Workday rotation. Now she’s back, brighter than ever with her second single, ‘When I’m Around You’, and is set to make 2020 hers.

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 Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

27 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

This song *needs* to be on The Bold Type.

This song *needs* to be on The Bold Type.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

I'm pretty sure that GENES just delivered a hit.

I'm pretty sure that GENES just delivered a hit.

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Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

24 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

A thrilling and sunny sweet treat from GENES that perfectly matches that feeling of indulging in someone you perhaps shouldn't. This song is actually how I feel about having to walk past S*gar St*tion every day. It's like...I shouldn't go there but I wanna cos I never regret it but when I do, I don't tell anyone (Jenno) cos I know they (Jenno) will say it's not good for...

A thrilling and sunny sweet treat from GENES that perfectly matches that feeling of indulging in someone you perhaps shouldn't. This song is actually how I feel about having to walk past S*gar St*tion every day. It's like...I shouldn't go there but I wanna cos I never regret it but when I do, I don't tell anyone (Jenno) cos I know they (Jenno) will say it's not good for me. I hope he never see this.

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