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We are...
genshen

We are an independent, unsigned & self managed band based in Brisbane, Australia.

We are an indie-pop band who possess a love of alternative and innovative indie music from the '80s and '90s.

W
e bring our mix of influences to our music to create our own blend of quirky indie pop.

W
e 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.

We 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.

We aim to treat audiences to a psychedelic sonic experience when we play live.





photo jo bell

genshen NEWS...

  • 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!!!
    Check out our Myspace Page - www.myspace.com/genshen
  • January 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.
  • November 2005 - Genshen will be perforing at Australian Surf Movie Festival January 2006! Check out ASFM web sit. Check out our gig guide details... here
  • December 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.
  • January 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 (from Rational 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) :).
  • Loveless has arrived and playing around Brisbane. Be sure to check out Gillian's side project "loveless" www.loveless.com.au playing near you soon...
  • DECEMBER 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 clicking here
  • DECEMBER 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 info@genshen.net. Steven and Simon have left the band to focus on their own musical projects full-time.
  • NOVEMBER 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!!
  • Genshen 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 award! 
  • 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
     
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  • 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 and Sci-fi.
  • 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 - (requires Real Player).
  • 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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Mail Order Purchase our CDs:

Mail Order any of our CDs today!!! Money Order, Bank Cheque, or Paypal acceptable - take your pick from those listed below.

Please specify the CD you would like, how many you would like and your return mail address.  (Greater than 4 CDs requires additional $2.00 reply postage).
C/- P.O Box 7165

East Brisbane Qld Australia 4169

Debut Single NOW ONLY $5.00! Our Debut Single "Love is on the Radio" is available by Mail Order for only $5.00 (incl. GST) plus $2.00 for reply postage or $5.00 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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