Gloriously drenched in fog from the outset, Gengahr’s ‘She’s A Witch’ is truly spellbinding. Released on March 16th via Transgressive Records, it’s the perfect take of their hazy melodic guitar-pop, and teases at the band’s upcoming and highly anticipated May-scheduled album. A breakthrough 2014 saw Gengahr establish themselves as one of the most exciting new groups around today with debut single ‘Powder’/‘Bathed In Light’ earning support from the likes of Huw Stephens, NME, The Guardian and Blogotheque; whilst both tracks were playlisted at BBC 6Music and XFM, as well as hitting the blog-aggregating Hype Machine charts.

It was a year that also found the band taking on festival stages across the globe, with Glastonbury, Latitude and MIDI among those subject to their smoky and catchy performances. Subsequent tours with fellow underground heroes Wolf Alice and Superfood slotted perfectly alongside the larger stages they shared with Jungle and The Maccabees; sculpting their sound to a perfect point. And 2015 shows no sign of this slowing - after ‘queue round the block’ performances at Eurosonic, the band are set to support Alt-J at the O2 arena before heading off with them on their European tour and then returning for their own headline dates in Manchester and London.

While they bashfully describe their successes to dates as “happy accidents”, there’s clearly something greater at work behind Gengahr’s rise. A timelessness and effortless professionalism that has captured the hearts of all they’ve come into contact with – last year’s signing to indie super-label Transgressive and the upcoming release of their as-yet-untitled debut album in May are just the start. Comparisons to Radiohead are anything but reductive; there is sure to be a similarly twisting and enormous path ahead of this hypnotic North London quartet.

‘She’s A Witch’ is released on March 16th via Transgressive Records - listen BELOW:

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Live dates:
* with alt-J and Wolf Alice
** UK Headline Shows

Jan 23rd KOKO, London, UK w/ Juce
Jan 24th The O2, London, UK *
Jan 27th PIAS Nites @ Village Underground, London, UK
Feb 3rd Forest National Club, Brussels, Belgium *
Feb 4th Zenith, Paris, France *
Feb 5th Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands *
Feb 7th Stadhalle, Offenbach Am Main, Germany *
Feb 8th Palladium, Cologne, Germany *
Feb 9th Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany *
Feb 11th Columbianhalle, Berlin, Germany *
Feb 13th Eishalle Deutweg, Winterhur, Switzerland *
Feb 14th Forum, Milan, Italy *
Feb 16th Gasometer, Vienna, Austria *
Feb17th Zenith, Munich, Germany *
Feb19th Tap1, Copenhage, Denmark *
Feb 20th Munchen Brewery, Stockholm, Sweden *
Feb 21st Spektrum, Oslo, Norway *
Feb 25th The Eagle Inn, Manchester, UK ** (tickets)
Feb 26th The Waiting Room, London, UK ** (tickets)

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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