Gengahr + Fake laugh
25.02.2020 - 20:00
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- ATD: €9
More expansive and ambitious than ever before, Gengahr are a band reborn. A testament to going at it alone, Sanctuary is the experimental North London alt-pop four-piece’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.
The follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 debut album A Dream Outside and 2018’s Where Wildness Grows sees songwriter Felix Bushe tapping into personal pain but coming out fighting. “I was picturing myself as Odysseus in this captive journey where I was just trying to get back to where I wanted to be in life,” he explains. After the release of the band’s second album things weren’t easy. It was hard going, but Felix channelled his pain into more than 60 new songs.
Sanctuary recaptures the magic that the four guys felt back when they were making their debut. It’s vibrant, intoxicating, intimate and alive; the product of friends having a good time and seizing control of their own destiny. As such, it’s also way more banging than anything that has gone before.
Sanctuary runs the full gamut of human feeling.
"I genuinely believe that this is the best record we’ve ever made,” says Felix.
It looks like another epic journey is just about to begin...