Genesis Owusu

As an exponentially rising artist on a global scale, Genesis Owusu has defied genre and style to keep the limelight burning following the release of his debut album, Smiling With No Teeth in March 2021. Owusu celebrated its release with a sold-out 22 date tour in 2021 alongside his Goon Club, before another sold-out national theatre tour with The Black Dog Band (his recording band) in 2022. Next, Owusu jetted to the United States for his first ever international tour, performing 16 shows with his Goons. His most recent 13-date European tour featured sold-out stops in London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Berlin’s Berghain, as well as a performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. After his wildly talked-about Splendour in the Grass performance in July, Owusu returned to North America for performances at Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival, This Ain’t No Picnic Festival, and Austin City Limits, as well as supporting Khruangbin & Thundercat and Tame Impala. Genesis Owusu will be joining Paramore & Bloc Party across the US in 2023.

Owusu’s profound artistic revolution and soul-bearing diversity has seen his debut album, Smiling With No Teeth ushered in as one of the country’s greatest new albums. The album secured triple j’s Album of the Year and x4 ARIA award titles, alongside radio support from triple j and BBC Radio, and global acclaim from tastemakers and critics alike, including The Needle Drop, NME, Line of Best Fit, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, The Australian, ICON and many more. Owusu additionally saw his album track, “Gold Chains” included in President Obama’s Favourite Music of 2021. Most recently, Owusu shared his returning new single, “GTFO” to widespread applause from tastemakers internationally, and additions from triple j and community radio. Furthermore, the single has also seen ARIA Award nominations for Best Music Video and Best Independent Release, on top of a further nomination for Best Australian Live Act for Owusu and The Black Dog Band.