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A Genuine Freakshow


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A Genuine Freakshow are an artful blend of pop sensibility, icy soundscapes and blistering walls of noise. Their sound, while impressively focused, covers a range of musical staples, with the group letting influences from Mew to Sigur Ros and The National surface throughout.

Their songs capture quirky, catchy pop akin to Pulp in their pomp and grandeur – and even geeky charm. This ability to combine the poppier elements of indie rock whilst maintaining an intricate, delicate soul is what they do best. With a line-up that adds violin, cello and trumpet to the standard rock four-piece of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, their live shows are a master class in how to do epic without slipping into pompous.

A free 4-track download from debut album ‘Oftentimes’ can be found at

After playing over 150 headline and festival shows, April 2012 saw the band take a step away from the road and head to the studio again with long-term collaborator and producer Jordan Fish to record a handful of new songs the band had written and been performing live over the previous summer.

The result of those recording sessions is the band’s latest offering, a 4 track EP entitled “Where The River Bends.” Rather than wait to use the tracks on another full length, the band felt the 4 songs told a strong story on their own so they decided to release their first brand new music in almost three years. “Where The River Bends” was released by OK! Good Records in the US on April 9th.


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