REVIEW: Gengahr @ Green Door Store, 21/11/2016

The Verse’s Rebecca Bench tells us what she thought of Gengahr’s gig at Green Door Store on the 21st November.

Green Door Store was the perfect venue to host Gengahr on their second UK headline tour. Its small size made the gig feel intimate, which suited their dreamy pop melodies and unique vocal ranges. After touring with bands such as Wolf Alice and Alt-J, the band have built up a strong fan base across the UK and are working on their second album.

The supporting band for Gengahr’s tour was Leeds trio, Caro. Although Caro don’t have a huge online presence and are relatively unknown, their songs felt familiar and were instantly likable. Their song Cold Comfort was a particular favourite of mine and I look forward to seeing them again in the future.

Having never seen Gengahr live before I was unsure of what to expect from their set, but they didn’t disappoint. Although short, their set was packed with a great combination of album favourites and new material.  In my opinion, they could have played a couple more songs from their 2015 album, A Dream Outside, but the inclusion of these new songs gave a great taste of what’s to come in the future. Their new music seems to have steered away from fantasy-esque quality of their debut album, however they blended it in nicely with their set. Sometimes playing a lot of new material can upset audiences, but people enjoyed Gengahr’s new songs and even attempted to sing along. Particular crowd favourites were She’s a Witch and Heroine, which are probably Gengahr’s most popular songs.

The Verse Staff

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