Gengahr’s Hackney Art Exhibition
Stoke-based indie rock four-piece, Gengahr, have just released their second studio album on Transgressive Records. Formed in 2013, the band had their first ever single ‘Fill My Gums With Blood’ played by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1. They were then invited to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury in 2014. After releasing their debut record, ‘A Dream Outside’, in 2015 the group have been constantly working and writing new material. Although the album did well, and the band now have a cult following of enthusiastic fans, it failed to chart in the UK.
To promote the release of Gengahr’s second studio album ‘Where Wilderness Grows’, the group curated an art exhibition at Hackey’s A-Side B-Side Gallery displaying a number of musicians’ works. Laurie Vincent from Slaves, Thom Sonny Green from Alt-J, Marika Hackman and Ed Nash from the now on hiatus group Bombay Bicycle Club all had art on display. The exhibition came with a well-received Gengahr branded beer. The band also showed off the artwork for their album cover and some other similar works by the same artist. The evening art viewing turned quickly into the after party located next door in the accompanying vintage clothing shop. It was great to support this unique indie band in the next stage of their career.