‘Bruises’ landed on ‘Fuzzy’ Spotify Playlist
“Vibrant pop with soulfully charged grooves reminiscent of dulcie.”
4 / 5 (Declan Byrne, Triple J) [About ‘Bad Company’]
“Is it a pop song? Is it a rock song? Is it even a song? Maybe it’s more of an affirmation! Point is, I don’t what they’re doing or how they’re doing but I know that it’s good and I want more of it.”
4 / 5(Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J) [About ‘Bruises’]
“The layers in this track! Taking me for a sweet old ride! Groovy track with feel good energy!”
4 / 5(Tom Forrest, Triple J) [About ‘Bruises’]
“Between Alisha’s charismatic voice and the smart production, there’s plenty to love”
4 / 5 (Abby Butler, Triple J) [About ‘Fool’s Play’]
“Their cruisy, laid-back indie-pop vibes given a signature lift via Alisha’s lilting, layered vocals and Scott’s razor sharp production. For two artists who’ve never spent a lot of time around pop, they’re sure as heck nailing it.”
(Natalie O’Driscoll, Blank Mag)
“‘Bad Company’ is an ice-cream sundae with the lot.” (AU Review)
Quirky indie-pop duo GENIIE BOY have been making a huge impact since their musical inauguration at the beginning of the year, leading up to the highly-anticipated release of debut EP ‘If You Have Something To Say’ on August 27.
Serving up lush grooves and textured storytelling with their distinctive charismatic delivery, the Gold Coast pair have something important to say with a 6-track collection of sonic stories that shine a sparkling indie-pop light on what it means to be human. GENIIE BOY provide further insights into the EP:
“We are forever exploring our ability to express, understand and relate with music and with words. We hope there is something here that you can dance to, cry to, scream into a pillow to, headbang to and reminisce to. Above all our silly antics as GENIIE BOY, we hope that you feel seen and appreciated.”
Taking real-life inspiration from the people around them, Alisha Todd draws from the darkest and most hopeful places of her mind while Scott French builds empires around each idea, crafting a vibrant indie-pop EP that radiates with a broad spectrum of emotional hues.
Opening the EP is Fool’s Play, swirling between bubbling synths, brushed beats and compelling vocal melodies. An ode to the beauty of transcending relationships and wanting more, the track is polished to a mirror sheen with stylish production and an extra crunchy electric guitar solo.
Next, Bruises is bold, bright and blusterous, bringing an indie-rock spark to this autobiographical love story that boasts obnoxious guitar sounds, dual bass guitar lines, perky vocals and a very clever production that sticks to you like golden syrup.
Meanwhile, All Over The World glistens with electro-pop magic, journeying through bright spots of healing, moonlit energy with an uplifting groove that floats with exquisite vocal layerings and scaling synths, providing a lovely, comforting track that glimmers with a bittersweet wonder.
Proud and playful, Bad Company bursts with a boisterous vigour and charm, a reminder to speak up and be true to oneself, combining intricate instrumental production, precisely picked guitar lines, eccentric percussive elements and enchanting vocal melodies.
Even The Things comes next with a soulful strength, a raw, powerful song inspired by first-hand stories told of the inhumane treatment of refugees. Alisha’s vocal tone is vulnerable yet brimming with an undeniable potency, soaring in the chorus as sliding melodic guitars combine with smooth bass riffs and subtle percussion.
Closing out the EP is Dirty Money, an eclectic, chaotic track about corruption destroying the livelihood of a close friend. GENIIE BOY play with harmonic guitars, instrumental distortion and complex timpani rhythms, embodying building frustration with a growing intensity that ultimately brings the song, and EP to its conclusion.
The fresh-faced duo might be new to the scene however, GENIIE BOY have already garnered well-deserved support from Spotify (Bruises landed on ‘Fuzzy’ playlist), Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, AU Review, AAA Backstage, BLANK GC, Scenestr, Aus Music Scene, Coles Radio (rotation), Something You Said and more.
GENIIE BOY’s sparkling debut EP ‘If You Have Something To Say’ is out everywhere on August 27!
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