The third full-length album from the North London band Gengahr, Sanctuary, came out on January 31st on Liberator Music, which is part of the Mushroom Music Group.
Described by Dork as “a monumental shift in the right direction” and “a record that is boldly more expansive and electrifyingly curious”, the album was BBC 6 Music’s Album Of The Day yesterday and is Jack Saunders’ Album For The Weekend on BBC Radio 1. The record features the single “Heavenly Maybe” which is A-listed at BBC 6 Music. DIY called the track “a pleasing slice of indie-pop” while Clash praised it as “an ultra-infectious new synth jammer”. Gengahr were also in session exclusively for Radio 1’s Annie Mac at Maida Vale this week which you can listen to here.
More expansive and ambitious than ever before, Sanctuary is the experimental alt-pop band’s finest body of work to date, a DIY triumph which welcomes old friend Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club as producer, adding his distinct brand of symphonic sparkle to Gengahr’s complex, layered sound and pushing the band further into all-out pop territory than they’d ever dared stray before.