Gengahr share a new track, “Never A Low”, from their album Sanctuary, out on 31st January 2020

January 10, 2020
Gengahr – photo credit Jay Whitehead


Share a new track, “Never A Low”

Taken from their third full-length album, Sanctuary, released on 31st January 2020 via Liberator Music (part of The Mushroom Group)

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Gengahr share “Never A Low”, a standout track from their much anticipated third full-length album, Sanctuary, released on 31st January 2020 via Liberator Music (part of The Mushroom Group). About the song, the band said: “Experimentation, collaboration and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones is at the core of this album and in the process of making Sanctuary. Our sound and the way we work together has really evolved, and “Never A Low” is the track which for us which best represents the results of this change.”

“Never A Low” follows the release of the singles “Everything & More”(which Q magazine described as“a stylistic leap forward”) and “Heavenly Maybe” (which DIY called “a pleasing slice of indie-pop” and Clash “an ultra-infectious new synth jammer”). Both tracks feature accompanying videos forming a two-part series directed byDavid J East in Berlin. 

Following a UK tour as special guests of Bombay Bicycle Club, the North London four-piecewill headline a series of UK and European dates next month with their biggest London show to date at EartH in Hackney on Friday 21st February 2020. Fake Laugh has been announced as main support on all UK and European live dates, with Bessie Turner first on across all UK shows. Tickets are available now via SeeTickets and full dates are listed below with UK and Irish shows in bold. 

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. Recorded at the brand new Propagation House way out in Bude in Cornwall, the album also recaptures the magic that old school friends Felix Bushe, John Victor, Hugh Schulte and Danny Ward felt when they were making their debut. Born of an epic journey and taking inspiration from Homer’s Odyssey, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 debut A Dream Outside and 2018’s Where Wildness Grows sees songwriter Felix tapping into personal pain but coming out fighting. With mixing from the hugely in-demand Nathan Boddy (James Blake, Nilufer Yanya, Shame), additional production from John Victor and engineering from A Dream Outside’s engineer James Bragg, Sanctuary is vibrant, intoxicating, intimate and alive; the product of friends having a good time and seizing control of their own destiny.It is a heartfelt, sophisticated body of work that runs the full gamut of human feeling, with a positive ending in the form of the beautiful, twinkling “Moonlight” – a harmonious conclusion of unison and togetherness, hinting at a bright future. 

Sanctuary tracklist:

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1.     Everything & More

2.    Atlas Please

3.     Heavenly Maybe

4.     Never A Low

5.     Fantasy 

6.     You’re No Fun

7.     Soaking In Formula

8.     Anime 

9.     Icarus

10.  Moonlight

Out via worldwide release partner Liberator Music (part of The Mushroom Group) on 31st January 2020.

Gengahr live dates:

Thu 13 Feb: UK: Manchester – Band On The Wall *#

Fri 14 Feb: UK: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (Main Room) *#

Sun 16 Feb: UK: Glasgow – King Tuts *#

Mon 17 Feb: IRE: Dublin – The Sound House *#

Wed 19 Feb: UK: Bristol – Fleece *#

Thu 20 Feb: UK: Brighton – Patterns *#

Fri 21 Feb: UK: London – EartH *#

Mon 24 Feb: FR: Paris – Le Pop-Up Du Label *

Tue 25 Feb: BE: Brussels – VOLTA *

Wed 26 Feb: DE: Cologne – Blue Shell *

Thu 27 Feb: DE: Berlin – Maze *

Fri 28 Feb: DE: Munich – folks! *

Sat 29 Feb: DE: Hamburg: Molotow Skybar *

Mon 02 Mar: NE: Amsterdam – Paradiso (Upstairs) *

Tue 10 Mar: NZ: Auckland – Neck Of The Woods 

Fri 13 Mar: AUS: Sydney – Lansdowne 

Sat 14 Mar: AUS: Melbourne – Howler 

* = with Fake Laugh

# = with Bessie Turner

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