With the release of their debut album A Dream Outside only a matter of weeks away, North London group Gengahr are pleased to share their cover of Fugazi’s ‘I’m So Tired’. Recorded and mixed in a day over at Urchin Studios, the North London band have put a different spin on the track, replacing it’s gloriously stripped back and sombre piano with a full band set up – and climaxing with something of a trademark solo from virtuoso guitarist John Victor.

Explaining why they chose the track, frontman Felix Bushe offered the following insight:

“Fugazi was a group that really influenced us early on when we started playing in bands. The song is a real favourite of ours and a bit of a hidden gem. There’s very little instrumentation on the original so we had a lot of freedom to elaborate.”

The band are also pleased to announce that having played for BBC Introducing in 2014, they will be returning to Glastonbury this year to perform on the John Peel stage.

While they bashfully describe their successes to date as “happy accidents”, there’s clearly something greater at work behind Gengahr’s rise. A timelessness that has captured the hearts of all they’ve come into contact with, last year’s signing to independent Transgressive and the upcoming release of their debut album A Dream Outside – awarded five stars by DIY magazine – 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.

Full Gengahr live dates:

† w/ The Strokes

12th June – Rio Cinema, London – ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW
18th June – British Summer Time Hyde Park †
19th June – Hurricane Festival
20th June – Southside Festival
21st June – Best Kept Secret Festival
3rd July Blissfields Festival
7th July Festival de la Cite, Lausanne
17th July – Latitude Festival
18th July – Longitude Festival
19th July – Melt! Festival
26th July – Splendour In The Grass
2nd August – Y Not Festival
28 – 30th August – Reading & Leeds Festival
05th September – Soundrive Festival

Headline dates:

06th October – Brighton Komedia
07th October – Bristol Exchange
8th October – London Scala
9th October – Nottingham Bodega
10th October – Oxford The Bullingdon
12th October – Birmingham Hare & Hounds
13th October – Norwich Arts Centre
14th October – Cambridge Portland Arms
16th October – Manchester Deaf Institute
17th October – Leeds Wardrobe
19th October – Glasgow King Tuts
20th October – Newcastle Think Tank
21st October – Sheffield The Harley

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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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