Growing up jamming together on their family farm in South Australia, sisters Georgia (guitar, keys), Ella (bass, electric cello), and Clara Germein (drums) have since been turning heads with their unique brand of indie pop songs and signature harmonies.
Whether it’s opening for Phil Collins, touring UK stadiums with Little Mix & Jess Glynne, or playing to a sold-out hometown crowd in Adelaide; Germein’s energetic and charismatic live show has been described as nothing short of mesmerising.
Taking the lead from strong female artists like HAIM, Chvrches, and Tegan & Sara; Germein possess the kind of close musical partnership that can only be shared by siblings. Inspired by the vocal harmonies of iconic bands such as Queen and Fleetwood Mac, both whom they have been honoured to appear on the line-up with at the Isle of Wight Festival.
The trio are making a statement with their bold new single ‘Good For A Girl’ which they wrote, recorded, and produced themselves in their home studio. ‘Good For A Girl’ touches on the siblings’ personal challenges they’ve faced being an all-female band in today’s music industry.
Clara laughs, “I went into a music shop to buy drumsticks, and the guy behind the desk asked me if I was buying them for my boyfriend”. Georgia recalls the band’s first soundcheck on a national tour when “It was as if we’d surprised the sound guy when we started playing, like he expected us to be bad. At the end of the show he said to us that we were actually pretty good for girls”. “We wanted to write a song that would help tackle these stereotypes, and give a voice to anyone who might be going through a similar experience” says Ella. “It’s about giving girls an equal playing field, and not discriminating based on gender” Clara adds.
The band were scheduled to kick off their UK/Europe Tour as of March 2020, but like many touring artists, they became grounded once Covid hit. As a result, they refocused much of time and energy into crafting new music in their family home amidst lockdown, and so ‘Good For A Girl’ was born.
The song’s powerful lyrics are blended with the raw combination of edgy guitar hooks, quirky piano lines, and rhythmic vocal percussion – topped off with haunting sibling harmonies.
“There’s definitely something empowering about writing, recording, and producing your own music – especially doing it as a family. We hope that we can be an encouragement to other artists out there who want to do the same” says Georgia.
Germein also wrote, recorded, and produced their debut single ‘Talking’, which was launched on Triple J Home and Hosed, and went on to receive airplay on both Triple J and the Hit Network across Australia. “The energy put into this song has paid off - with style, plenty of sass, edgy guitars, & a soaring chorus shows off a range of influences. Their tight harmonies show off how perfectly their voices work together & prove that they have musical finesse to be reckoned with” Line of Best Fit (UK)
The girls were shortlisted in the Top 6 Unsigned UK Acts in a competition run by HOAX to open for Ed Sheeran on the Closing Night of his Record-Breaking Divide World Tour. They also won Most Popular Pop Artists in the South Australian Music Awards 2019 & 2020. As part of the 2020 bushfires in Australia, the band hosted a Bushfire Benefit Concert in their hometown raising funds for the South Australian Country Fire Service and Fauna Rescue SA.