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 Tom Forrest Tom Forrest

16 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

This track takes you for a ride, you feel every second of it, and then it drops...and I want to jump around dancing!

This track takes you for a ride, you feel every second of it, and then it drops...and I want to jump around dancing!

Review

Review by Ash McGregor Ash McGregor

06 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

the smoke machine is on, coloured lights filtering through, and im dancing solo. this song gives the the euphoric feeling after a solid dance session and im so here for it

the smoke machine is on, coloured lights filtering through, and im dancing solo. this song gives the the euphoric feeling after a solid dance session and im so here for it

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

05 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

Another sweet treat from Genes who fearlessly embraces pop in all its addictive, anthemic glory! Go girl.

Another sweet treat from Genes who fearlessly embraces pop in all its addictive, anthemic glory! Go girl.