GENGAHR

Gengahr

In the coming months we’re going to be catching up with many of the acts previously featured on The Tipping Point and find out what they’ve been getting up to since.

First up we have London four-piece Gengahr who we tipped back in December 2014. Here’s what frontman Felix Bushe had to say when we caught up with him recently…

1. Firstly, for those who are unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe your sound?

We are a guitar band that writes weird pop music. There are elements of psych, grunge and funk in our sound but essentially we make indie pop music I guess.

2. We featured you on The Tipping Point a while back, what have you been up to since?

Playing a whole bunch of shows! We have been on tour after tour so far this year. The biggest one being with alt-J across Europe which was an amazing experience. Since then we’ve been to SXSW and played our first run of headline shows too! It’s pretty relentless for us at the moment but we love it.

3. In terms of your career so far, how long have you been writing and performing as an artist?

I started singing at a very young age. The first time i remember performing on a stage was at Butlin’s karaoke when I was probably 9 or 10 and I sang Michael Jackson and James Taylor numbers! I must have been outrageously confident. I started trying to play guitar when I got to secondary school where I met Danny and Hugh. We started playing in bands long before we knew what we were doing.

4. Would you say you prefer recording in the studio or playing live?

I like them both equally I reckon. Playing live is a real buzz but it can be tiring too I guess. By the time it comes round to recording again I’m always really excited by the prospect of getting new ideas out there. It’s the variety that makes my job the best in the world. Whether we are making videos, doing artwork or whatever, we love it all.

5. What is the most difficult challenge for you in the music industry?

This will sound like a cliche but it’s difficult to know who to trust. Everybody is your best friend if they think you can help them. I feel very blessed that we have a small team around us that I can call my friends. I’m sure that’s not the case for most musicians so I am very lucky.

6. What is your biggest musical achievement to date?

There have been so many this year for me. Following up from Glastonbury last year which was a real dream experience. We played the o2 Arena with alt-J which was insane as well as playing at SXSW in America but for me it has to be getting the album finished. That’s what I’m most proud of.

7. When can we catch you playing live next?

We will be playing as many festivals as we can this year but if you don’t catch us at one of those then you will have to grab a ticket to the album tour later in the year!

8. Will you be appearing on the festival circuit this summer?

We have loads of great ones booked. Reading and Leeds and Latitude to name but a few. Also we are still yet to announce a couple of big ones. 😉

9. Do you have any new material due for release soon?

Our new single ‘Heroine’ is now streaming but the next physical release will be the album in June.

10. Do you have any industry related advice for emerging artists?

Just keep doing what you do. If you want it enough you will get it, and it will probably happen a lot faster than it did for us.

11. What’s the best way for people to get in contact with you/keep up to date with the latest goings on?

On Facebook and Twitter is the easiest way but we have also just started a mailing list that you can sign up to and find out where we are playing etc.

12. What is your one major ambition for your career in music?

To keep making albums that I am proud of. I’d like to die knowing that I made at least five good albums!

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