Gengahr - 'A Dream Outside'

8/10

While the majority of the UK's indie scene has been dragging its heels throughout much of 2015, for London-based newcomers Gengahr, a name that no-one is sure on how to pronounce or spell, they look to rip open the creativity within the genre once again and break out with a brilliantly creative and inspired debut. The new record 'A Dream Outside' is that subtle blend of eccentricity and competent songwriting that makes this new release an instantly insatiable listen.

Opening up with the sombre 'Dizzy Ghosts', the album then flows in and out of catchy melodies and ambient soundscapes that almost hark back to the millennial sounds of early Coral and Super Furry Animals. Their psychedelic influences not only act as a support for their musical direction, but also help gives it a consistent rhythm that leaves the album feeling like it was recorded by a far more experienced group.

Soothing, blissful and intense when it needs to be, 'A Dream Outside' is one of the few treats we have heard from the indie scene so far this year. With a focused and well-written debut like this, it is clear that Gengahr are far from being another flash in the pan.

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