2019 in review: Gengahr
We had a last-minute chat with Hugh Schulte from Gengahr about their 2019, ahead of the release of their new album on 31st January.
So Hugh, What’s been the most exciting thing you’ve done in 2019?
The most exciting thing we’ve done in 2019 has definitely been dropping new music. It’s always such a pleasure getting good feedback for your music, especially when you’ve been writing and recording and off the circuit for a year or so.
What’s been your biggest challenge of 2019?
As the new album was written digitally, more so than albums one and two, it’s been a challenge working out the best way to play some of our new material live. We definitely didn’t hold back on the production elements when we were in the studio, so it’s been interesting interpreting this for the live shows. We’re really happy with how it’s sounding so far.
Where’s the coolest place you’ve played music in 2019?
That’s got to be playing Brixton Academy with Bombay Bicycle Club recently. Such an iconic venue and fitting end to an amazing tour. We grew up with those guys so it was really fun to share a stage with them.
What’s the one album you’ve loved most in 2019?
The album I’ve loved the most is Period by infinite bisous. Can’t wait to catch that guy live!
What’s been the song that’s most soundtracked your 2019?
Anna Meredith - Inhale Exhale
What have you hated about 2019?
What are you most excited about for in 2020?
I can’t wait for the release of our next album Sanctuary on the 31st of January. This has been the most enjoyable album to make so far and I really hope that comes across to the listener.
Finally, what’s the one thing about your 2019 that you’d like to share?
Just that I’m grateful to have spent another year with people I love and making music with my best friends.
To find out more about the band you can check out their website or their social media. Their new album Sanctuary is out 31st January 2020.