Single Review – Gengahr – Is This How You Love

Gengahr have treated us to some beautifully different tracks in the build up for the release of Where Wildness Grows, with their latest offering being Is This How You Love. The newbie follows the more chilled, summery vibes of Before Sunrise and Mallory, as it twinkles with an echoic riff and laidback bass. Felix Bushe’s falsetto tones come out to play a little more, dusting the track with even more sunny glow, before it gets progressively heavier towards the end, though the single never strays from being a golden example of relaxed. With all the incredible singles the band have released in anticipation for their sophomore LP, you can just tell it’ll be a winner.

Ellie Chivers

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