After nine years of making music and touring under the name Cryptic Street, Malta’s trans-national female post-punk group has shocked their fanbase with a totally new name and brand… and we’re digging it.
Say hello to ĠENN (pronounced Jenn)
We have to admit; the name has a cool ring to it!
The girls made the announcement on Facebook yesterday evening, assuring fans that favourite tracks like those off their raunchily-named Titty Monster will still be featuring in their setlists.
“We’re also working hard on new tunes, and we’ll be gigging as much as it is physically possible,” Cryptic-ahem-Ġenn announced.
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This decision is a bold move for a Maltese band based in the UK and is bound to confuse a few fans with the name change.
“We chose ĠENN as an homage to our beginnings in Malta, even though now we’re based in the UK… plus our life is basically crazy,” guitarist Janelle Borg told Lovin Malta.
But we don’t think it will take long for people to catch on.
ĠENN is a punchy, one-line phrase that perfectly describes the energy and buzz of the band, which has seen them tour with the likes of Hands Off Gretel, PINS, Maid of Ace, The Soap Girls, and Acid Mothers Temple this year.
And they’re just getting started…
The four-piece musical riot are ready to rock your world and wreck your brain with their first gig in Malta in over a year, next month.
“Our September gig will be our first gig in Malta in a year as we’re organising our own festival together with Beesqueeze,” Borg continued.
ĠENN will be performing at Sajf Lajf Festival on September 14th, with more details to be released soon.
They’ll also be releasing some new music in 2020, so hold on tight, because the Ġennata has just begun…
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