ALBUM REVIEW: Gen And The Degenerates – Anti-Fun Propaganda | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Marshall Records

Released: 23.02.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

The debut album from UK punks Gen And The Degenerates is full of fresh vitality; a high-octane blast of big riffs and disco beats, right from the frenetic but melodious opener Kids Wanna Dance through to the epic finale Jude’s Song.

Lyrically it’s full of observations on the absurdity of life, frontperson Genevieve forever holding their tongue in cheek on tracks like All Figured Out and the post-punk That’s Enough Internet For Today. Girls is an ode to, well, girls, whilst Big Hit Single is the snotty little sister of Art Brut’s Formed A Band. The band take a rare breather on Plan B, a nod to taking mental health breaks, but otherwise this record will have them on the dancefloors all year.   

 

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