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GENGAHR – ” Tired Eyes “

Posted: September 29, 2015 in MUSIC
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Gengahr have quickly released a follow up from their debut album ‘A Dream Outside‘ with the release of a brand new EP entitled ‘Tired Eyes‘.

The EP will also play a part in the deluxe edition of ‘A Dream Outside’ which is out on Wednesday (September 30th), and contains tracks such as ‘Loki’ and ‘Fade To Black’ recorded with producer Nicolas Vernhes.

“We have been huge admirers of Nicholas Vernhes and all the incredible records he has produced and recorded,” frontman Felix Bushe says. “It was a real dream come true to find that he was a fan of what we were doing and be given the opportunity to work together and a song of ours.”

Beginning on October 6th in Brighton, Gengahr will spend more than a month on a European tour which eventually ends at the Festival Les Indisciplinées in Lorient, France on November 14th.

The London band have released the latest visuals for their track ‘Fill my Gums With Blood’, taken from their amazing debut LP on Transgressive Recordings A Dream Outside” leaving the video to get a little messy.

With a soiree on to the stages of Reading and Leeds festival set for this weekend Gengahr are looking to capitalise on their critical acclaim and turn cult status in to a clamouring crowd and a bouncing field.

Following the announcement of their UK Tour in November the band had this to say about ‘Fill My Gums With Blood’.

“The second time we went in to the studio we recorded the demo version of this song. Similarly to ‘She’s A Witch’ We liked the vibe of the demo so much that when it came to the album version we ended up going back to this version and just re-recording a few bits before mixing it again. This was the first song of ours that got played on the radio so in a way it feels a little bit like our breakthrough song on the album.”

Ahead of the new Gengahr album, We did a Fugazi cover, hope you like it! Our album is available for pre-order at gengahr.com if you do.

If being doe-eyed came with it’s own personal soundtrack, it would be written by Gengahr, and I mean that as an absolute compliment; the London quartet are like the “Girls” the UK never had. Soft spoken and delicately delivered, Gengahr have just produced an argent take on post-hardcore icons Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired”, which appears on the soundtrack to their Instrument documentary and remains one of the few examples of Ian Mackaye singing an actual melody.

Originally a minimal piano arrangement, Gengahr have drowned the track in a whirlpool of reverb, harmony and topped it off with 30 seconds of rightrous shredding. Somehow, the result is even more wistful than a fed up Ian Mackaye counting proverbial black sheep.

Pre-order on www.gengahr.com

Slated for a June 15th release through Transgressive Records, North London’s Gengahr are pleased to announce their debut album A Dream Outside.

Picking up where 2014 left off Gengahr marked out their intentions for 2015 with an opening slot on Alt-J’s European tour and the release of the gloriously spellbinding ‘She’s A Witch’, which received acclaim from the likes of The Sunday Times, Independent, DIY and NME

 

Gengahr perform “She’s A Witch” at the BBC Introducing & PRS for Music Foundation showcase at Latitude 30 in Austin, Texas. Gengahr are shaping up to have a busy Autumn with the announcement that the London based quartet will heading out across October on their biggest headline tour to date.

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Before that, Gengahr will release their much anticipated debut album, ‘A Dream Outside’ on June 15th through Transgressive RecordsGengahr will play:

October 2015

  • 06 Brighton, Komedia
  • 07 Bristol, Exchange
  • 08 London, Scala
  • 09 Nottingham, Bodega
  • 10 Oxford, The Bullingdon
  • 12 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
  • 13 Norwich, Arts Centre
  • 14 Cambridge, Portland Arms
  • 16 Manchester, Deaf Institute
  • 17 Leeds, Wardrobe
  • 19 Glasgow, King Tuts
  • 20 Newcastle, Think Tank
  • 21 Sheffield, The Harley

Premiere - Gengahr Deliver A Silky, Romantic Rush On 'Heroine'

They’ve been teasing us with their blend of beautifully tender lyrics and sultry guitars since uploading a handful of demos late in 2013 but now comes the real thing. North London quartet Gengahr are readying their debut album, ‘A Dream Outside’, and it promises to be one of 2015’s most quixotic releases. The silky ‘Heroine’ is the latest cut to be revealed from it – you should be familiar with previous singles ‘Powder’ and ‘She’s A Witch’ by now, while rerecorded versions of those early demos also feature on the final tracklisting – and it’s a spiralling, romantic rush as Felix Bushe coos “Sure, you can be my heroine/All I ask is that you wait for me” and John Victor’s ever more distinctive billow gorgeously underneath. In short, it’s totally divine.

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‘A Dream Outside’ is released on June 15 via Transgressive Records. Its tracklisting is as follows:

‘Dizzy Ghosts’
‘She’s A Witch’
‘Heroine’
‘Bathed In Light’
‘Where I Lie’
‘Dark Star’
‘Embers’
‘Powder’
‘Fill My Gums With Blood’
‘Lonely As A Shark’
‘Trampoline’

For anyone unfamiliar with Pokemon (all 3 of you), you may not be as mind blown by the fact that Gengahr are playing a song called Haunter… give that one a few minutes to sink in – we personally think it’s super effective.
Tipped by Joel Amey, Wolf Alice: “Gengahr don’t sound like any other band in London right now – outrageous guitar work, crystalline vocals and the grooviest rhythm section together create some beautiful pop music. ‘Fill My Gums With Blood’ is a Wolf Alice fave.”
We took the four piece down to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, one of London’s best bars that’s secretly secluded beneath The Breakfast Club in Spitalfields. Here is the first of our exclusive performances from the band!

Photo: Press

 

Filmed at:- The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
http://www.themayorofscaredycattown.com

GENGAHR – ” Haunter “

Posted: March 13, 2015 in MUSIC
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Having just come off tours with Alt-J and Wolf Alice, Gengahr, a five-piece indie band from London, drop their latest track ‘Haunter’.
Gengahr’s sound is nothing short of enjoyable. And as the sun finally begins to show it’s lovely little face again, ‘Haunter’ is a nice track to enter the spring-season with.
Compared to their older releases, ‘Haunter’ shows the band really beginning to progress within their sound: the influences are still present, but as opposed to previous songs such as ‘Bathed in Light’ and ‘Powder’, it’s much harder to pin-point just who they sound like.
The fivesome being on tour with the Leeds-based giants Alt J, but ‘Haunter’ is in no-way a sound of the band becoming contrived.
As these influences become more attached, without the band themselves losing their roots, ‘Haunter’ shows the five-piece adding its older quirks with the new to create a charming three-minute track. Starting with an arpeggiated chord progress on an acoustic guitar, with the frontman’s hushed, whispered vocals reverberating over the top, harmonies and extra instrumentation then follow suit to create a great introduction to the track.
Following on from this are lovely, melodic guitar phrases and tasty keyboard riffs, all following an unconventional song-structure, creating a song that still surprises and contains lots of new things to listen out for on repeated listens.

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Arriving almost fully formed, Gengahr’s debut single ‘Powder’/’Bathed In Light’ won admiring glances as 2014 breathed its last. Following a fair few support slots and a few late festival appearances.
Name-checked on all manner of ’15 tip lists for 2015, the band are set to continue the momentum with their new, Transgressive Records-backed single.
Due out on March 16th, ‘She’s A Witch’ is a joyous, emphatic return. The vocals are hidden in reverb, the sweet melodies matched against a gorgeous, lilting guitar refrain.
Subtly anthemic, it’s another marker from a band who could well breakthrough in fine style in 2015.

We’re always in the mood for tight, sugar-glazed indie pop around these parts, but London’s Gengahr offer something more, something more akin to sun-kissed sadness.

Formerly known as RES, Gengahr released the foot-tapping sun-kissed gem “She’s A Witch” a few months ago as a free demo, and now the band are back with two more “Haunter” and the song “Bathed In Light” the track that made more people aware of the band was the track  –”Fill My Gums With Blood”. Which you can find elsewhere on my pages

Fill My Gums With Blood sees the sweet vocals with an almost funk-derived rhythm and stripped back guitars that could be all sunshine and gloss, but there’s an sadness in the underlying nature of the track that for some reason reminded my of the late, great Elliott Smith.

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this is some tune, adore the vocal and the songs arrangement, the band London based Indie Rock band released their debut EP “Shes A Witch “