Listen to Gen And The Degenerates' new punk rager My Perfect

Gen And The Degenerates drop new single My Perfect – their first new music since their debut EP Only Alive When In Motion

Listen to Gen And The Degenerates' new punk rager My Perfect
Luke Morton

North-west punks Gen And The Degenerates have just dropped new single My Perfect, a riotous track all about the idea of forbidden love.

It's the first new music from Gen since their debut EP earlier this year, following a summer of touring and festivals, spreading vital messages about identity and positivity.

“My Perfect is a song about forbidden love, which has always been a big theme in songwriting but has historically been from a straight male narrative, especially in rock," says vocalist Genevieve Glynn-Reeves. "If we’re going to talk about real forbidden love, like the kind of love that’s in contempt of both church and state, then queer people have a lot to bring to the table.

“I was inspired by my own experiences of course, but also by conversations with one of my close friends who grew up in Poland; a very religious country where there is a lot of stigma around queerness. I wanted the lyrics to feel both intimate and dangerous.”

Check out the video below.

Gen And The Degenerates are touring the UK later this month. Catch them at a date below.

Gen And The Degenerates UK tour 2022


28 Glasgow, Broadcast
29 Manchester, Deaf Institute
30 Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda


1 Nottingham, Chameleon
5 Cardiff, The Moon
6 Bristol, Louisiana
7 Brighton, Green Door Store
8 Birmingham, The Rainbow
16 Leeds, Lending Room
17 London, The Grace

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