New Signings: Carla Geneve signs to Dot Dash/Remote Control
It premiered this week on triple j’s Good Nights.
Dot Dash/Remote Control co-founder Steve Cross recounts, “I was taken by Carla the second I heard it…. contemplative, observational, confessional … and, at the risk of embarrassing her (and myself), as a guitar player she shreds.
“Carla told me she intentionally decided to play in a three-piece to put herself to the test. I especially liked that.”
Geneve adds: “I’m so excited to start working with a team that have put out some of my favourite albums and incredibly humbled to be counted on such a strong roster.”
Her manager Harris Waters comments, “We are beyond thrilled to be working with the brilliant team at Remote Control Records/Dot Dash!
“I am very excited for Carla to be joining such an eclectic and diverse roster alongside a number of artists we look up to, admire and respect so much.”
Playing guitar since she was 12, Carla Geneve emerged from remote Albany in WA, in 2017, heavily inspired by Courtney Barnett and The Waifs.
She created a buzz immediately after moving to Fremantle.
Her debut single Greg’s Discount Chemist’ got spun on triple j and community radio, becoming the most played track for 2018 on Perth’s RTRFM.
Following the second single ‘Listening’, she created a buzz at last year’s BIGSOUND.
Her quick rise was reflected in seven nominations at the WAM awards, going on to win Best Rock Act and Best Single for ‘Greg’s Discount Chemist’.
The new ‘2001’ took its name from Stanley Kubrick’s landmark film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and also references science fiction writer Jack Vance and John Carpenter’s 1982 film The Thing.
Geneve explains, “2001 is about escapism through old movies and books that I loved as a kid.
“Those paired with songwriting serve as the best form of catharsis for me.”
Her debut EP is planned for later in the year,
The Dot Dash roster includes Methyl Ethel, Sui Zhen, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Total Giovanni, Jeremy Neale, and HANDSOME, among others.