are an independent, unsigned & self managed band based in Brisbane,
are an indie-pop band who possess a love of alternative and innovative
indie music from the '80s and '90s.
bring our mix of influences to our music to create our own blend of
quirky indie pop.
love indie maestros such as stereolab and slowdive, pop maestros such
as placebo, james and pulp, and veteran maestros such as the cure, the
smiths and new order.
love all '70's sci-fi television series and only the cutest '70s keyboards.
To date, we have recorded and produced our own CDs from our home studio.
aim to treat audiences to a psychedelic sonic experience when we play
photo jo bell
- Check out our You Tube page... www.youtube.com/genshenvideos
- The band has taken an extended hiatus/break was due to family retaled issues.
- THANKS FOR ALL YOUR FABULOUS SUPPORT!!!
out our Myspace Page - www.myspace.com/genshen
2006 - The Australian Surf Movie Festival was fabulous!! Twin
Towns was the corker! A full house at all three venues - Southport
RSL, Great Northern, Byron and of course the fabulous Twin Town's
main auditorium. We were armed only with a set of keyboards, an acoustic
guitar and a drum machine - and the first row was full of surfy gromets!
Great time all round - and how professional are the sound team at
Twin Towns?! Amazing. Thank you ASMF.
- Genshen will be perforing at Australian Surf Movie Festival
January 2006! Check out ASFM web sit.
Check out our gig guide details... here
2005 - Tracks for the album are in preproduction as we speak
- we're very excited by new material. So stayed tuned! We have also
grabbed the interest of a renowned producer... more news to come soon.
2005 - BIG DAY OUT!!!! Wow! HOT HOUSE STAGE - Top of the Hill!!!What a fabulous experience it was to perform at Australia's
premier outdoor music festival Big Day Out! We performed to a huge crowd! Thanks so much to everyone who
made it along to see us - we saw a few familiar faces in the crowd
:) Thanks also to all those who purchased CDs, and to Jamie (from
Lancaster) and Ben
Academy) for a fabulous job on bass, guitar, synth & noise.
By the look of the TripleJ web site, they are now the new face of
Genshen! (JJJ big day out photo site) :).
has arrived and playing around Brisbane. Be sure to check out
Gillian's side project "loveless" www.loveless.com.au
playing near you soon...
2004 - GREAT
NEWS !!!! Genshen
has been selected for Big Day Out 2005 (Gold Coast). Great
timing for the band, as we are about to release some new tracks from
our forthcoming debut album to radio, so stay tuned!! To celebrate
we are doing a radio release of a new single "same thing"
- ask to hear it on JJJ by
2004 - BIG WELCOME TO JAMIE & BEN our new fill-in musos -
while Jamie and Ben's permanent committments lie elsewhere, they have
come on board for the next few months to help us record our debut
album and play shows!! Big Thanks to the guys for stepping in. INTERESTED?
Email Quentin at email@example.com.
Steven and Simon have left the band to focus on their own musical
2004 - New Release "Satellites" - polling at
No. 7 on 4ZZZFM Top 10!! This radio single was released to
community radio around the country and by all reports has been really
well received. Stay tuned for a JJJ release soon!!
on Video Hits!... Genshen are to be featured on Channel 10's
Video Hits as part of Coca Cola's Live & Local Unsigned band
competition. Experience a reality style video hits - you vote for
the bands - but the bands are real unsigned bands performing their
own songs - live on television. Tune in Friday Feb 6 and Sunday
Feb 8 at 11pm to catch all eight bands. Then through Feb you can
see more every week and vote for your best 4 out of 8 bands.
- Genshen selected as Coca Cola Live & Local Unsigned Finalist... Yes, that's right! Genshen have been selected as one of eight unsigned
bands from around the country to compete for a spot at one of the
Mega Cola Cola Live & Local Events. We will be flown to Melbourne,
interviewed by Channel Ten, perform to a live audience in the Mercury
Room at the Crown Casino, and end up on Video Hits throughout the
month of February!!
Genshen have won an AWARD!! Fabo! Genshen have been selected as
the Best Self-Managed Artist for 2003 by MMF (Music Manager's
Forum of Australia). Thank you to the MMF board - what a fabulous
Genshen on Pepsi Live!! Wow! What a fabulous outcome - the
pepsi Live performance was broadcast on Network Ten May 7 - and it
looked and sounded fabulous! Thanks to the Pepsi Live team for a great
job! To stream Genshen on Pepsi Live
Watch Us On TV.
Genshen on JJJ Live to Air! - Genshen's Triple J Live to Air
performance on the Home and Hosed show went to air on Wednesday evening
May 7 - it sounded fabulous!!! For a limited time you can listen to
streaming versions of the JJJ Live to Air performance of Wildlife
INTERVIEW ON JJJ - Mel and Charley!! Did anyone catch our
interview at drive time with Mel and Charley on JJJ? It was fab -
we got to play some obscure vinyl and met some wonderful JJJ staff
- thanks to Steven for his choice of vinyl "Some Velvet Morning" performed
by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Haselwood (covered by the likes of Sonic
Youth, Slowdive, and MBV) - a very cool song.
East Coast Tour - what a response!! Thank you to all those
Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra fans that gave us such a HUGE welcoming
response on our tour! The band members had a great time autographing
CDs - we sold soooo many CDs - also, when the audience know the songs
and dance and sing-along it makes it very special - a fabulous tour
in all - a big thank you to the bands we played with... Waikiki, Gersey,
Genevieve Maynard, The Red Sun Band, Sarah Blasko, and Melodessey.
Video Clip on FlyTV, MTV and Rage!! Genshen's video clip for
their JJJ hit song "Nothing Quite Like This" has been broadcast on
FlyTV, MTV, and Rage. It was voted #1 Buzz clip on FlyTV and
can now be seen on their Popsui segment every Saturday morning. You
can view the clip by Watch Video
INTERVIEWED BY JJJ!! Genshen were interviewed by the lovely
Robbie Buck on JJJ's Oz Music show! The dear Mr Kingsmill also repeated
the interview on the 2003 show. You can listen to Genshen discussing
the making of their EP by clicking here
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Aus Music Week! Genshen will be showcasing at this year's
Aus Music Week conference performing at the lush Crown Casino Complex
- check it out!!
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Debut Single NOW ONLY
$5.00! Our Debut Single "Love is on the Radio" is available by Mail
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at gigs. Genshen
PO Box 7165 East Brisbane QLD Australia 4169
Someplace Else EP
ONLY $10.00! Our Debut EP "Someplace Else" containing popular songs
"Nothing Quite Like This" and "Don't Believe" is available from all
good record stores for only $10.00. Also available at gigs on request.
New Single OUT NOW
ONLY $5.00! Our New Single "Shoot Everyone" (of the camera variety)
is available now through all good record stores for only $5.00 or at
gigs on request.
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