As befitting a band who take their name from the Maltese word for frenzy, ĠENN thrive amongst chaos. “Craziness follows us,” laughs lead singer, Leona Farrugia, alluding to the quartet’s colourful history, which has, so far, featured robbery, legal disputes, long-distance collaborations, and three members of the band relocating to Brighton from Malta. Guitarist, Janelle Borg, concurs. “[ĠENN] could have been a support group, but we decided to make music instead,” she deadpans.
In between the release of their 6-track EP, Liminal – which has been championed by DIY Magazine, BBC6 and Radio X, to name but a few – and new material, Anglo-Maltese, post-punk band, ĠENN, are back in Malta for one night only. For the first time on the islands, ĠENN will present material from Liminal and upcoming material, presenting a solid repertoire of post-punk tunes crafted in psychedelic textures.
Hearts Beating in Time is an electronic song writer and sound designer from Malta, with influences ranging from Four Tet to Niina, Jamie xx and Kraftwerk. HBIT uses her love of 8 bit sounds, arpeggiators, glitchy sequences, vocal melodies and drum loops to create her dream pop tunes.
Janelle Borg – guitars/backing vocals
Sofia Rosa Cooper – drums/backing vocals
Leona Farrugia – main vocalist
Leanne Zammit – bass/backing vocals