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Published on November 24th, 2016 | by Tyler Hallows


Interview: Gengahr

Ahead of their headline show at Purple Turtle, music writer Tyler Hallows had a chat with Felix from Gengahr about their current UK tour and future material.

You’ve got your second ever headline tour coming up, are you looking forward to it?
Very much so. We’ve had a lot of time away writing and recording so I think we are all excited to be back playing again now.

Can we expect any new songs to be played at these shows?
Most certainly, that was one of the biggest motives for booking this tour. We wanted to get a chance to test some of the new stuff out live, before the album comes out next year.

What’s your favourite thing about touring, other than the shows?
I know it’s probably the cliché, but I love waking up in a different city every day. I often stop and think ‘wow this place is amazing’ and never would have been there had it not been for the band.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen whilst on tour?
Hugh (bassist), sober.

Every time I’ve seen you live, I’ve been amazed at the power of your live show carries, has there been a gig or performance you’ve seen that has blown you away?
I went to see the Fat White Family play at Field Day this year gone, and not being the biggest fan of their music I was there mostly out of curiosity. They had an immense stage presence and an energy that was undeniable.

Are there any bands you’ve been listening to recently, that’d you’d recommended checking out?
I’ve been enjoying Jadu Heart, Toothless and Empress Of. I’d recommend checking all of them out if you don’t know them already.

If you were in a tribute band, who would you be covering?
I’d be in a Gengahr tribute band. I’ve never really played covers and I don’t want to start now!

And Finally: If you could choose three bands for your dream tour, who would you choose?
The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Velvet Underground.

Gengahr play Purple Turtle on 27th November, tickets are available from DICE.

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