“’Icarus’ is a song about growing up and coming to terms with the expectations of our youth,” they explain. “As a child we believe anything is possible but as we get older there is a crushing realisation as we begin to understand that the journey of life has its own uncontrollable trajectory. Dave East, who made the videos for ‘Heavenly Maybe’ and ‘Everything & More’, created the visuals to go with it. Shot near his home in Cape Town the film depicts a car driving down one mountain at night in search of another to climb - much as in life, as we abandon one weight of expectation in search of a new pinnacle.”
Check out the new bop and full ‘Sanctuary’ track list below.
1. Everything & More
2. Atlas Please
3. Heavenly Maybe
4. Never A Low
6. You’re No Fun
7. Soaking In Formula
See Gengahr live at the following dates:
31 - INSTORE: Kingston - Banquet Records
01 - INSTORE: Wokingham - Beyond The Download
01 - INSTORE: Portsmouth - Pie & Vinyl
02 - INSTORE: Marlborough - Sound Knowledge
03 - INSTORE: London - Rough Trade East
04 - INSTORE: Nottingham - Rough Trade
05 - INSTORE: Bristol - Rough Trade
13 - UK: Manchester - Band On The Wall *#
14 - UK: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club (Main Room) *#
16 - UK: Glasgow - King Tuts *#
17 - IRE: Dublin - The Sound House *#
19 - UK: Bristol - Fleece *#
20 - UK: Brighton - Patterns *#
21 - UK: London - EartH *#
24 - FR: Paris - Le Pop-Up Du Label *
25 - BE: Brussels - VOLTA *
26 - DE: Cologne - Blue Shell *
27 - DE: Berlin - Maze *
28 - DE: Munich - folks! *
29 - DE: Hamburg: Molotow Skybar *
02 - NE: Amsterdam - Paradiso (Upstairs) *
10 - NZ: Auckland - Neck Of The Woods
13 - AUS: Sydney - Lansdowne
14 - AUS: Melbourne - Howler
14 - Atherstone - 110 Above Festival
* = with Fake Laugh
# = with Bessie Turner
It’s the third preview of debut album ‘Makes Me Sick Makes Me Smile’, due this month.
It comes alongside the news that they’ve signed to Dead Oceans.
The trio’s last album came in 2017 with ‘After Laughter’.
The “dance banger” track, which appears on imminent new album ‘Hold The Girl’, is described as a “turning point” in the record.