Gengahr

Four-piece Gengahr hail from Devils Lake, North Dakota, and have proved over three short demo tracks that their music carries more than a little voodoo magic.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 7 Apr 2014
  • min read
Four-piece Gengahr hail from Devils Lake, North Dakota, and have proved over three short demo tracks that their music carries more than a little voodoo magic.

Born out of a desire to create something crisp and distinctive, the band have struck on a solid sound that carries a supernatural edge.

Their melodic indie gently meanders along a laidback sun-kissed path that Grizzly Bear and Woods also wander down, while their masterly way with pop song structures and infectious rhythms echo the naivety of West Coast garage rock.

With all the optimism and energy of Vampire Weekend or MGMT, and like both bands before them, Gengahr are already seeing their chips raising higher this side of the pond than in their native US.

Last week, together with their management team from East City Management, they picked up the Spotify Artist & Manager Grant at a ceremony in London. The award saw the band net £10,000 to help fast track their career.

And, with BBC Radio 6 Music, NME, The Fly, and This is Fake DIY behind them, the quartet look like they’ve got all their ducks in a row for a proper UK invasion.

Catch them on their massive UK tour throughout April and May, which kicks off at The Boiler Room in Guildford tomorrow (8 April) and ends on 19 July at Latitude Festival.

www.soundcloud.com/gengahr

www.facebook.com/gengahrband