ODD POP FOUR-PIECE CHART AUTUMN UK TOUR…
– LIVE DATE @ LEEDS WARDROBE (16 OCT) –
‘A DREAM OUTSIDE’
ALBUM OUT NOW ON TRANSGRESSIVE RECORDS
With the release of their début album ‘A Dream Outside’ marking them out as one of the most exciting new bands of 2015, odd-pop four piece GENGAHR will be hitting the road this Autumn to play their biggest headline shows to date.
Having garnered experience supporting the likes of The Maccabees and The Strokes, the North London band have also packed in an Australian tour and numerous festival slaying performances over the summer including those at Glastonbury, British Summer Time and Y-Not.
In October, the band will return to the UK live circuit for 13 UK shows where they’ll play their biggest home-town show to date at London Scala on the 8th October), before taking in Leeds Wardrobe (16th) and finishing up at Sheffield Harley on the 21st of the month.
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 whilst being added to playlists on 6Music (C-list), Radio 1 (INMWT), Amazing Radio (A-list) and XFM (evening list).
Follow-up single ‘Heroine’ set the feverish expectation that awaited their début release album in June, which was recorded and co-produced with James Bragg at Middle Farm Studios and released on Transgressive Records.
Announcing themselves last year with debut single ‘Powder’, the band earned support from Huw Stephens, NME, The Guardian and Blogotheque, whilst being playlisted at BBC 6Music and XFM, as well as hitting the blog-aggregating Hype Machine charts. The band also took on festival stages across the globe, with Glastonbury, Latitude and MIDI among those subject to their smoky and catchy performances and raising their profile with each show. Subsequent tours with fellow underground heroes Wolf Alice and Superfood slotted perfectly alongside the larger stages they shared with Jungle, Dry the River and Maccabees – the latter who asked the band to join them on their UK tour. Whereas 2014 may have been a breakthrough year for the four-piece, this year the band only excelled expectations as they established themselves as one of the most exciting groups of the year.
While they bashfully describe their successes to dates as “happy accidents”, there’s clearly something greater at work behind Gengahr’s rise. A timelessness that has captured the hearts of all they’ve come into contact with, last year’s signing to independent super-label Transgressive and the release of their debut album A Dream Outside are just the start. Comparisons to Radiohead are anything but reductive; there is sure to be a similarly twisting and enormous path ahead of this hypnotic North London quartet.
A Dream Outside is out now on Transgressive Records.
Felix Bushe (vocals / guitar), Hugh Schulte (bass), John Victor (guitar), Danny Ward (drums / vocals)
Gengahr live dates:
6th October – Brighton Komedia
7th October – Bristol Exchange
8th October – London Scala
9th October – Nottingham Bodega
10th October – Oxford The Bullingdon
12th October – Birmingham Hare & Hounds
13th October – Norwich Arts Centre
14th October – Cambridge Portland Arms
15th October – Manchester Deaf Institute
16th October – Leeds Wardrobe
19th October – Glasgow King Tuts
20th October – Newcastle Think Tank
21st October – Sheffield The Harley