Gene's Martin Rossiter, former ATN road reporter, and
ridiculously handsome frontman has announced that the band are going to play it
a little closer to the edge with their new tour. They kickoff a British tour on
January 16, and plan to be on our shores before the Spring thaw, after which
they'll pop into the studio to start work on their follow-up to last year's
Olympian. Rossiter crowed a little to reporters recently, telling them
that Gene's fans can expect "a little more theatre, a little more drama," from
the group. The effervescent and verbally adept Rossiter also confesses that his
songs are becoming rather autobiographical. "Lyrically I think I'm writing much
more personal stuff, almost subconsciously. I was about two thirds of the way
through "Drawn To The Deep" before I realized the song was actually about me."
Some of the other songs he's finished include: "Speak To Someone," "Save Me I'm
Yours," "Fighting Fit" and "Cast Out The Seventies."