Single Review – Genghar – Before Sunrise

Significantly less aggressive than Carrion, slightly more airy and ambient that Mallory; Before Sunrise is the sprightly newcomer in anticipation of Gengahr’s new album Where Wildness Grows. The light and breezy track is sunshine in an echoic riff, accompanied by Felix Bushe’s lush vocal. The bass is laidback, the harmonies are wonderful. It calls back Circa Waves’ summertime hit T-Shirt Weather, or a less-harsh The 1975. It’s not as exhilarating as the previous two perhaps, but is infinitely as accomplished and the perfect addition to any summery chill playlist.

Eleanor Chivers

Single Review – Genghar – Mallory

Following 2015’s debut ‘A Dream Outside’ and comeback single ‘Carrion’ just last month Gengahr return with new single ‘Mallory’ as well as a release date for their forthcoming new album ‘Where The Wilderness Grows’, 9th March 2018 via Transgressive records, which is to include seed packets for early pre-orders. A theme of growth and reinvention seems to be laced through the bands new material. ‘Mallory’ see’s Genghar create a gentle, dreamy atmosphere. Similar to ‘Carrion’ things are seemingly more expansive than the band’s previous releases; ‘cut from the shadow of the darkest ground, seeing is believing but we won’t be found.’ Pushed into a captivating calm by Felix Bushe’s vocal and some lullingly jangly guitar lines ‘Mallory’ is sure to get fans eager for March. 

Hayley Miller

Single Review – Gengahr – Carrion

Carrion’s sweeping and menacing entrance is the first indicator of the darker themes Gengahr’s latest single tackles. The guitars roar louder, the lyrics are pithier and the bass is gloomier. It’s also one of their best tracks. The sporadic softness of Felix Bushe compliments the rush of instrumentalism perfectly, while the harmonic chorus feels wonderfully rustic (although it does seem like the vocal gets swallowed somewhat by the instrumentalism, I do kind of like it like that). The track has its own rules; it’s a bit unpredictable, with the highlight being a guitar solo to precede the chorus finale. Its speedy; its irrepressible; it’s the kind of strong composition Gengahr need to make it onto the indie mainstream. It’s really, really good.

Ellie Chivers