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Video of the Moment #2439: Perfume Genius

By on Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 6:00 pm

Mike Hadreas, better known by his stage name Perfume Genius, asked his fans to help him out with his newest music video. Following the release of his newest album ‘No Shape’ earlier this year, he gave them the challenge of videoing themselves dancing to the energetic’Wreath’ from the new LP. Taking loads of these entries and splicing them together with ‘Wreath’ playing in the background led to the finished product below. It’s a celebration of life and happiness, men and women and everyone in between, having a good time. And that’s what we all want, right? Watch the life-affirming music video for ‘Wreath’ from Perfume Genius below. For more on Hadreas’ project covered here on TGTF, use this link.


Video of the Moment #1580: Perfume Genius

By on Monday, 21st July 2014 at 6:00 pm

Perfume Genius – aka Mike Hadreas – will be releasing his next album ‘Too Bright’ in mid-September. Ahead of that, he’s letting loose bits and pieces to get us all excited. The promo video for single ‘Queen’ is a confusing one (pigs in elevators! cheerleaders with the words ‘Free Bird’ emblazoned across their chests!), but it’s all based on this song that Hadreas wrote about confronting what it’s been like to be a gay man, getting strange looks from heterosexual ones. Hadreas described it on the Matablog like this:

I’ve seen faces of blank terror when I walk by. Sometimes from seemingly strong, macho dudes – somehow my presence confuses and ultimately scares them. There is a strange power to it that I’ve only recently begun to understand and embrace. After many years trying to sort out exactly what they are scared of, most of the time converting the result into personal shame, there are now moments of monstrous pride.

Watch the video below. ‘Too Bright’ drops on the 22nd of September on Matador Records.



Video of the Moment #1005: Perfume Genius

By on Sunday, 14th October 2012 at 10:00 am

In Perfume Genius‘s ‘Take Me Home’, Mike Hadreas gets in touch with his feminine side. (And he indulges in something even I don’t…high heels.) Watch it below.



Perfume Genius / August and September 2012 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 24th May 2012 at 9:30 am

Mike Hadrea (aka Perfume Genius), an act I unfortunately missed at the Great Escape this year. (Yeah, I’m sad about that right now.) But if you live in Britain, you’re in luck because he has announced a short UK for the end of the summer (late August into early September) and appearances at Latitude in July and End of the Road in September. Tickets to the regular gigs listed below are available by presale from the Perfume Genius Facebook page; the general sale begins on Friday at 9 AM.

Sunday 15th July 2012 – Southwold Latitude Festival
Thursday 30th August 2012 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 31st August 2012 – Cardiff Globe
Saturday 1st September 2012 – North Dorset End of the Road Festival
Tuesday 4th September 2012 – Glasgow SWG3
Wednesday 5th September 2012 – Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 6th September 2012 – London Union Chapel


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