Gengahr - 'Where Wildness Grows'

8/10

When London's Gengahr released their debut album 'A Dream Outside' back in 2015, we were not only impressed with the sheer level of confidence within their songwriting, but also relieved to hear that swooning indie-rock was still a sound that could make an impact in today's music scene. Now the band have returned to deliver their second studio album 'Where Wildness Grows', a record that continues that strong confidence throughout.

Opening up with the blissful 'Before Sunrise', this new release clearly sees them fully immerse themselves in the psych-rock influences they dabbled with on their debut. Moving more towards a more strung out direction, the new material sees them at the beginning of an evolution in their sound. Much like The Horrors and Foals, Gengahr are beginning to break away from their initial identity and grow into something far more outstanding.

It certainly is exciting to hear this new work. They have managed to become one of the few bands to take the best parts of their debut and use it to produce an equally ambitious sophomore album. A fantastic return for a band that are only just beginning to reach their full potential.

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