A needle-sharp, reverb-drenched riff fattened with a leisurely bassline and gentle, sun-soaked guitars: the sweet taste of Gengahr’s upcoming second album couldn’t be more welcome.
A hymn for summer slackers heard through a hazy honeycomb filter, ‘Before Sunrise’ flits from almost aggressively overactive to satisfyingly sedate. With a groove this comfortable, a familiar falsetto and a touch of distortion is all it takes to prompt an impulsive grin. Its sugary melodies yearn for summer but the four-piece add just enough of an edge elsewhere to make current rainy days bearable too. Where Wildness Grows looks set to be an early contender for one of 2018’s best (and busiest) albums.