But in East City Management they have found a supportive family network that’s as important for advising the band about what they shouldn’t do, as much as for what they should.
‘Instead of saying yes to everything it’s been more about mapping out the route we should take. They know when to be cautious and when not,’ Felix continues.
For Gengahr, it’s an approach that has served them well. With influences that span Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Youth Lagoon, to Modest Mouse and MGMT, the quartet has a knack for creating instant indie classics.
A debut single release on Transgressive last autumn helped to create a buzz for their smooth, sun-kissed indie, while playing at choice festivals including Latitude and Festival No. 6 brought their sound to a wider audience.
With support from BBC Introducing and PRS for Music Foundation now behind them, the band are making the pilgrimage to South by South West (SXSW) next month.
We caught up with Felix and bassist Hugh Schulte to learn more about what’s in store…