I always think about Genghar as being the perfect soundtrack for hooking up with your ex —their sound has hints of dark romance and a psyche melancholy but it’s still rock and energetic. When we last saw Gengahr it was 2015 and the London band had released an immense first album (and two remarkable tracks “Powder” and “Fill My Gums With Blood.”)
Genghar (which fun fact—took their name from Pokemon) is a band in the same vein as wolf Alice, Palma Violets and Alt J, except that when Felix Bushe sings it’s dreamier than it is poppy and closer to something like Ry X.
Today we’re premiering their latest single “Burning Air” from their upcoming album (out tomorrow) Where The Wildness Grows. The track begins with little introduction—it’s immediately sharp with bright electric guitars. The vocals are smooth and punctuated but driven by an undercurrent of aggression.
The second record seems to be more truculent and willing to fight but without forgetting the nostalgia and poetry. The album cover painted by the band’s bassist, Hugh Schulte, seems like a perfect description of Where The Wildness Grows—the red with touches of green reflecting the energy of their second opus.