18 Mar 2015, Latitude 30, Austin, Texas
Gengahr
Gengahr
Hazy Indie, Smog and Pysch

There’s an intriguing strangeness that bubbles under the surface with Gengahr. Four piece indie pop needn’t be complicated, but taking influence from the fantastical cinematic worlds of David Lynch and Terry Gilliam sure makes things interesting.

Fronted by Felix Bushe, the North London quartet first got their music on the Uploader in early 2014. The singer’s words stand out, exploring the surreal and dark corners of both the supernatural and grounded worlds. On “Fill My Gums with Blood” Bushe tells the story of “a little boy vampire who falls for a girl” whilst guitarist John Victor channels Jonny Greenwood’s Paranoid Android style twinkle and twang. “She’s a Witch” is an ethereal, melodic canter, driven on by tight knit drums and phase shifting guitar. It’s this unique mixture of atmosphere and musicianship that landed the band a slot on the BBC Introducing line-up at Glastonbury last year. After support from our London show and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, they hit the stage at Worthy Farm with plenty of momentum and left it with a whole load of new admirers. Further live shows have included sharing the bill with BBC Introducing alumni Dry The River and alt-j. Their upcoming debut album (recorded at Middle Farm Studios with James Bragg and currently tentatively slated for an early 2015 release) has astronomic potential: we don’t think SXSW will take much convincing of that.

There’s an intriguing strangeness that bubbles under the surface with Gengahr. Four piece indie pop needn’t be complicated, but taking influence from the fantastical cinematic worlds of David Lynch and Terry Gilliam sure makes things interesting.

Fronted by Felix Bushe, the North London quartet first got their music on the Uploader in early 2014. The singer’s words stand out, exploring the surreal and dark corners of both the supernatural and grounded worlds. On “Fill My Gums with Blood” Bushe tells the story of “a little boy vampire who falls for a girl” whilst guitarist John Victor channels Jonny Greenwood’s Paranoid Android style twinkle and twang. “She’s a Witch” is an ethereal, melodic canter, driven on by tight knit drums and phase shifting guitar. It’s this unique mixture of atmosphere and musicianship that landed the band a slot on the BBC Introducing line-up at Glastonbury last year. After support from our London show and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, they hit the stage at Worthy Farm with plenty of momentum and left it with a whole load of new admirers. Further live shows have included sharing the bill with BBC Introducing alumni Dry The River and alt-j. Their upcoming debut album (recorded at Middle Farm Studios with James Bragg and currently tentatively slated for an early 2015 release) has astronomic potential: we don’t think SXSW will take much convincing of that.

Gengahr at BBC Introducing & PRS Foundation at SXSW 2015