Having spent the summer playing a number of festivals including the famous Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds Festivals, Gengahr have set off and embarked on their very first headline tour. The tour has seen a number of sold out dates and the show at Scala was one of these.
The venue was packed out with no space for movement; there had been many fans on Twitter begging for someone to sell them tickets to the show. Gengahr opened their set with ‘Loki’, a new song off their latest EP Tired Eyes that featured on the deluxe version of their debut album A Dream Outside. Despite their initial excitement, the crowd remained rather calm throughout the length of the track.
It was not until the band began playing their album tracks that the crowd really got into the spirit of singing along. Voices were raised to ‘Bathed in Light’ which received a large applause after ‘Fill My Gums With Blood’, which the band noted was one of the first songs that they had ever penned, and appears as a firm crowd favourite.
The crowd go insane during the band’s performance of ‘Power’ during which frontman Felix Bushe rushed into the audience, to the delight of screaming fans. It seemed like the band was perceived in an almost ‘boyband’ light, with screams of ‘I love you’ at individual band members.
After a solid set, playing pretty much every song they had, the band made a brief exit before Bushe returned to the stage less than a minute later to play ‘Lonely As A Shark’, with the rest of the band emerging halfway through.
Gengahr close the night on what seems to be their most popular track, ‘She’s A Witch’, which saw everyone dancing along. The crowd do not leave immediately after the final chord had rung out; it seemed like everyone was hoping for more, but that was all the band had to give. Having witnessed the incredible atmosphere radiated by not only the band but also the crowd, it is clear that Gengahr will soon be playing larger venues and bigger stages at festivals. For them it is only the beginning, but they are already enjoying great success with a strong base of fans that keeps on growing bigger.