Gengahr release the new Sanctuary (Rework) EP, a collection of songs from their latest album collaboratively reimagined, edited and remixed by a host of talented friends. Sanctuary (Rework) includes collaborations or remixes with LYAM, Rosa from Let’s Eat Grandma, sir Was, and M.T. Hadley.
On the process, Gengahr frontman Felix says, “Making this EP was like nothing we had ever done before as a band. We invited some of our favourite artists and friends to reimagine songs off of the album and gave them free reign to push them in whichever direction they wanted. Each track has taken on a completely different life and it’s been amazing to see the different ways in which each artist has developed the songs and incorporated their own identities within the music.”
Gengahr recently released a beautifully crafted package of acoustic versions of Sanctuary, which The Line of Best Fit described as “bold, daring and dazzling with sheer pop excellence”. They also dropped a brilliant cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘LOVE.’, which they had originally performed live from Maida Vale Studios in session for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. It was released to coincide with the weekend the band would’ve been playing Glastonbury Festival, of which Kendrick was scheduled to headline.
Expansive and ambitious, new album Sanctuary was released at the start of this year. A DIY triumph, it welcomes old friend Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club as producer, adding his distinct brand of symphonic sparkle to the North London band’s complex, layered sound and pushing them further into all-out pop territory.
Praise for Sanctuary:
“Gengahr release an album that is bold, daring and dazzling with sheer pop excellence. It packs in a full bag of human emotion eloquently and sophisticatedly” – The Line Of Best Fit, 8/10
“A catchy, colourful and deeply textured new record”– Guitarist, 8/10
“A monumental shift in the right direction – it’s a record that is boldly more expansive and electrifyingly curious”– Dork, 4*
“Classy third from dreamy art-rockers”– Uncut, 7/10
EP out now through Liberator Music
Available to buy/stream here
Sanctuary (Rework) tracklist:
1. Gengahr – Heavenly Maybe (sir Was Remix)
2. Gengahr x LYAM – NNEVER A LOWW
3. Gengahr – IICARUSS (Rosa Let’s Eat Grandma’s Rework)
4. Gengahr – Moonlight (M. T. Hadley Remix)