Melting Vinyl is continuing to give a new generation of exciting artists the opportunity to perform at the beautiful and historical setting of Brighton’s St George’s Church, Brighton. Their series of live streamed performances is bringing some incredible music to this unique professional space which is usually reserved for internationally profiled touring artists.
Now, for the season’s third stream, Ste George’s welcomes the wonderful ĠENN. Pronounced ‘Jenn’, this unique quartet was established when the Malta-based Leona (vox), Janelle (guitar) and Leanne (bass) struck up an online friendship with British drummer Sofia.
Now all firmly rooted in the UK, they kicked off this year with the release of Feel and Mackerel’s Funky Mission, two singles from their EP Liminal, released via Everything Sucks Music last month
Offering haunting vocals over complex and evolving musical soundscapes, the band have received consistent support from BBC6 Music, XS Manchester and Amazing Radio, Radio X playlisted both singles released this year, and enjoyed an Isolation session with John Kennedy during April.
Founded in Brighton in 1998 by Anna Moulson, Melting Vinyl began as a one-woman business, with Anna programming up to 200 shows a year in venues like the Freebutt and the Prince Albert. Melting Vinyl has gone on to showcase local, national and international talent, including The Strokes, The White Stripes, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Cave, Benjamin Clementine, Martha Wainwright, Ezra Furman, Laura Veirs, Fleet Foxes, Jon Hopkins, Beirut, Spiritualized, Calvin Harris, The Staves, Sharon Van Etten, Kimya Dawson, Wild Beasts. As such, they’ve become an essential thread in the fabric of Brighton’s vibrant music scene, getting involved in a spectrum of local arts projects – such as Brighton Live
(Brighton Band festival), The Great Escape (organising the late gigs), Foxtrot (Folk festival with Wilkcommen label), Viva La France! (French festival in Brighton), White Nights (European music
initiative with a French town), Bike Week (Brighton and Hove Council initiative), developing Towner Art Gallery and the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne, Revelation St Mary’s and, more recently, establishing Folkestone Quarterhouse and Gulbenkian in Kent as live music destinations.
ĠENN play Brighton’s St George’s Church on Thurs 8 July 2021 (8pm)