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The second album from Gengahr after 2015’s ‘A Dream Outside’, is a 12 track, 48-minute work produced by Neil Comber (Glass Animals, M.I.A, Songhoy Blues) and which sees the North Londoners move onwards and upwards from their inaugural outing.

For their second round, Gengahr introduce a bigger, bolder sound, working shimmering synths in with intricate guitars, and Felix Bushe’s melodic falsetto vocal. Sprightly opener ‘Before Sunrise’ zips along with uplifting twinkling percussion, leading on to ‘Mallory’s effectively winding, jangly guitar tones that are punctuated by abundant synths. It is here where we see depth emerging, yet still retaining the infectious rhythms.

Yet when hearing the more psychedelically tinged ‘Is This How You Love’, where Bushe’s falsetto reaches its powered heights over trademark melodies, and the more choppy, swaggering ‘I’ll Be Waiting’, that Gengahr start to really kick in; a catchy, swaying vibe carrying it along  on a buoyant wave.

Trademark distortion comes in again on ‘Carrion’, rolling from a quasi-experimental start, upping the ante in an unrestrained four and a half minute rush in its midway position. The album title track employs delicately constructed guitars in a more low-key song to those that have preceded it, although it does break away at one point into rampant moment of forceful distortion. But both this, ‘Blind Truth’, and the fuzzy ‘Burning Air’ rather pale against the rest of the album.

The big finale comes in the shape of the rather majestic ‘Whole Again’. A swooning roll of layered vocals and indelible lyrics (“A lost cause, but I’ll do better I’m sure / And we could be whole again”), the guitars in its last half especially are really quite delicious.

‘Where Wildness Grows’ grew out of the two years spent writing and recording ‘A Dream Outside’, a process which saw them reject multiple recordings and eventually return to the drawing board, re-group and head back to the studio with a renewed clarity and artistic determination. From little seeds, big albums grow.

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The band manage to exert a sense of modernism while still putting out good old fashioned indie pop. It’s an interesting trick and one that can be seen clearly on the new track ‘Before Sunrise’.The cut is taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Where Wildness Grows’, which is out on March 9th via Transgressive Records. The follow up to their much-acclaimed debut ‘A Dream Outside’, was produced by Neil Comber (Glass Animals, M.I.A, Songhoy Blues).

This track is another gem from these boys who are gifted when creating music to fit any scene you need. They can fill a party, they can wake you in the morning, they can burst your eardrums and soothe your soul. Gengahr have got it. Whatever ‘it’ is.

Following their recently new tracks ‘Carrion’ and ‘Mallory’ the North London based band are showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Backed by everyone worth their salt Gengahr will continue to make music to live by.

Felix Bushe said: “’Before Sunrise’ is a song that celebrates the relief and simplicity one can find lost in the night. A clarity and single mindedness that doesn’t exist in day to day life. A beautiful weightlessness that gradually dissolves as the sun comes up”.

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It is with great pleasure that we finally get to announce what we’re sure a lot of you have suspected for a while now! We have a new album coming out and it is called ‘Where Wildness Grows’. It has been a labor of love to the full extent and we are dying for you all to hear it!. The first new track from Gengahr – Carrion – is now joined by another, Malloryand news of the album Where Wildness Grows from which they are both taken. It’ll be out in March next year, just before a UK tour .

Speaking of the new release, frontman Felix Bushe explained: “The journey has been far from straight-forward up until now and in many ways we are an altogether different band than the one that wrote ‘A Dream Outside’. Over the past two years, we have given everything in order to create an album that would meet all our ambitions, fulfilling our vision of what Gengahr is now…Having to reset, take stock and go at it again wasn’t easy, but we were confident in the songs we had. That is always the most important thing as an artist, above anything else. We are incredibly proud of the record we have made and beyond excited to release it into the world for others to enjoy.”

The album will be released on 9th March and in the mean time here’s our latest single ‘Mallory’, which you will be able to download immediately when you pre-order the album!

Due out on March 9th via Transgressive Records, the album is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 acclaimed debut ‘A Dream Outside’.