On The Radar: Gen and the Degenerates
On The Radar is back on Merseyside and fixed on one of Liverpool’s most promising artists, Gen and the Degenerates, as they gear up to release ‘Very Fast, Very Dangerous’.
Words by Jack Squibb
Gen and the Degenerates have been causing a stir across Merseyside so far in 2019. Playfully aggressive and a message worth listening to, people are learning what the Degenerates knew all along:
They’re destined for big things.
2019 has seen the band put out a handful of releases and support the likes of Bang Bang Romeo, Strange Bones and WSTR. As the end of a busy year approaches, Gen and the Degenerates are back with their latest effort, ‘Very Fast, Very Dangerous’.
A track about diving head first into a toxic relationship, despite knowing it’ll only end badly. Gen Degenerate throws caution to the wind as she sings, “you’re the kind of girl that I’d like to ruin my life…”.
Littered with fluttering hooks to match the feelings of attraction, the song builds and builds towards a tense release. The melody is infectious as it wraps around Gen’s words. It’s fun, in your face and loud.
Speaking about the song, Gen Degenerate said:
“I wrote this song about an ex-girlfriend who I knew was going to be terrible for me but pursued anyway.
“Even though she did ruin my life, I still love this song because it celebrates a flawed queer woman. I don’t think the media and music industry uses its platform to celebrate them enough. As a flawed queer woman myself, I can verify that we’re fucking fantastic.”
If Gen and the Degenerates keep producing songs like ‘Very Fast, Very Dangerous’, ‘Cocaine’ and ‘Jesus Green’, then it won’t be long before the media and the rest of the music industry celebrate the flawed queer woman and her degenerates.