2014 was a breakthrough year for Gengahr, as they established themselves as one of the most exciting groups around. Debut single ‘Powder’ 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. 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 asking the band to join them on their upcoming UK tour. 2015 has been even more fruitful, with the band’s first ever tour down under to play Splendour in The Grass plus sold out sideshows.
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 and the recent 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.