Track Of The Day – Gene Pool – Television

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Normally you’d expect a “track of the day” to be brand spanking new. But this one’s so good it deserves highlighting, and despite the fact its almost 10 months old it’s pretty new to us at least (finger on the pulse again!) Gene Pool is a Brighton based collective which began in traditional DIY style as the experimental bedroom project of guitarist Jack Pool and Sarah Ryan which began to take shape when drummer and producer Jamie Scarratt (Formerly of Kool-Aid Acid Test) joined the duo to help sonically finesse their vision.

‘Television’ showcases the band’s ability to cast their dark spell on the listener. It’s wistful and melancholic yet there’s a real edge to it. The band list a wide range of influences on their Spotify page but don’t really sound like any of them. They’ve done what the best artists do and taken these influence to forge them into something that is uniquely their own. They may still be quite a young band but they show more musical sophistication, nuance and innovation than some artists have managed to muster in an entire career.

To listen to more music from Gene Pool check out their mini album ‘Kill The Tv’ on Spotify

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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