Gengahr are a four-piece indie group from London comprised of Felix Bushe (vocals/guitar), John Victor (guitar), Hugh Schulte (bass) and Danny Ward (drums).
Their debut AA-side single, ‘Powder/Bathed In Light’ was released October 2014 on Transgressive Records which brought them praise from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, and landed them on bills alongside fellow raucous upstarts Wolf Alice and Superfood as well as more established countrymen alt-J, Dry The River and The Maccabees.
Their debut full-length A Dream Outside (recorded at Middle Farm Studios with James Bragg) was released by Transgressive and saw them fulfil their astronomic potential and gained acclaim from the likes of Q, The Guardian, DIY and NME, with singles ‘Heroine’ & ‘She’s A Witch’ achieving playlist additions at both BBC 6 Music and Radio 1. A second album ‘Where Wildness Grows’ was released in 2018, also on Transgressive Records.
In January 2020 the band released third album Sanctuary on Liberator Records, their most expansive and ambitious yet. A testament to going it alone, Sanctuary was a DIY triumph which welcomed old friend Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club as producer, adding his distinct brand of symphonic sparkle to Gengahr’s complex, layered sound.
Released on their own label with a new team behind them and a new lease of life, new album ‘Red Sun Titans’, out June 9th is the sound of a band reborn – harnessing the energy and inspiration of their past but with a bold and fiercely independent vision for the future. It’s an album “caught in between two worlds,” as frontman Felix Bushe puts it – a colourful celebration where you’ve come from, and dreaming of where you could go from here.
Produced and mixed by Matt Glasbey (Ed Sheeran, alt–J, Coldplay, Rag’n’Bone Man, P!nk) with executive production by Charlie Andrew (Wolf Alice, London Grammar, Bloc Party, and all three alt–J albums) – a duo who helped “keep the big picture in mind, put oxygen in the room and let things exist” – new album ‘Red Sun Titans’ is the ambitious, unrestrained and widescreen statement Gengahr have always threatened to make.
PRESS FOR GENGAHR
“a soundtrack for sunny. For every morning that inches closer to that feeling, Gengahr have a thoughtful, giddy on life track to go along with it. ‘Red Sun Titans’ is a spirited, sun-soaked journey.” – DIY
“Gengahr release an album that is bold, daring and dazzling with sheer pop excellence. It packs in a full bag of human emotion eloquently and sophisticatedly.” – Line of Best Fit