Gengahr // Loved Ones // Her’s
Heading out for some more Liverpool Music Week action, we sauntered over to The Magnet to see the night’s awesome headliners Gengahr, alongside great support slots from Loved Ones and Her’s.
Her’s have been on my new music radar for a while now – a mainstay on pretty much all of my go-to self-curated playlists. So much so that I was a little surprised to discover they didn’t have their own headline slot.
Regardless, their set was perhaps my favourite of the week. Bringing their own brand of nostalgic indie-pop, they’re thoroughly entertaining live.
As the band rattled through tracks from their acclaimed release Songs by Her’s (go check it out, seriously!), their funk-laced sound, smooth alt riffs and distinctive vocal lines reaffirmed why they’ve built such strong momentum this year. If they’re heading your way, don’t miss the chance to see them!
Loved Ones offer up a unique and interesting blend of indie-folk and electronica. The band’s intriguing 4-piece set up has a strong focus on synth vibes, mixed with huge drum lines and soaring vocals.
It was an impressive big-sound set, ticking all the alt boxes. Captivating melodies, watertight rhythms and a charismatic stage presence – check, check and check. This is a band that seems at ease with their persona and expertly delivered an unforgettable show.
The band’s latest release Harness is fantastic 11-track album that’s now made its way into my regular rotation. I recommended you give them a listen.
The evening’s headliners Gengahr provided an incredible set to finish off the night. Effortlessly engaging and massively entertaining, their music is a supreme example of psych rock done right.
The band’s guitar driven sound fuses dream pop influences with alt-rock sensibilities, and offers a refreshing take on a genre that may have been somewhat lacking in recent years. On stage, the band was compelling and cool, playing to a packed out room of spellbound fans.
It’s hardly surprising that Gengahr’s debut studio album A Dream Outside – released a couple of years ago now – received widespread acclaim from a host of different sources. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to look them up and head out to see them live.