Slow Crush New 7″ Single
Belgian indie shoegazers Slow Crush is set to release a brand new 7″ single ‘Reel’.
The main track backed with B-side ‘Pale Skin’, will see the band donate some of the proceeds from sales of the record to local charities of their choosing as the band explain:
“With this 7”, we wanted to give something back and have chosen to donate part of the proceeds to a few local charities that support the less fortunate and their fight against poverty. The first charity is DoucheFLUX who seek to restore people’s energy, dignity and self-esteem, so that they can start rebuilding their own future by escaping homelessness or avoiding a return to it.”
“The second, BruZelle, helps collect and distribute sanitary towels as well as raising awareness, communicating and educating about menstrual poverty – having to make the choice between general basic necessities, to survive, over menstrual protection.” www.bruzelle.be/en/
In terms of the new recordings, Isa from Slow Crush had this to say:
“We headed into the studio, in between our tours with Pelican and Soft Kill, with the intention of playing around with sounds and techniques in preparation for recording album number 2. Releasing these tracks wasn’t our main goal but we were so happy with the result that we didn’t want to hold off sharing them with the public.
The drums were recorded by Jens Wauters at Larsson Studio (who also did the final mastering) as Steven had commitments back home and couldn’t join us on the road.We paid more attention to vocal melodies and harmonies with ‘Reel’ and ‘Pale Skin’, bringing the vocals a bit more to the front.
The guitars, still heavy and layered for days, have been given more space than on ‘Aurora’. With the trusty pounding rhythm section, the ethereal gloomy Slow Crush sound is complete.
The lyrics on both tracks share the pain of withdrawal, the trials and tribulations we face when coming to terms with the need for change in order to step away from addictions, habits or behaviours that cause us harm. Whether it be something as plainly, blatantly, obvious as the need to recover from alcohol or substance abuse or a habit that appears so socially accepted that you may not even realise it is taking control and limiting your potential – such as addiction to social media, a problematic relationship with food or always wanting to please people and putting your own (mental) health in second place. It’s easy to take for granted but everyone is going through something in their lives that can make them feel unhappy and it may be harder to admit you need help for the smaller stuff. What I think I’m trying to say is, be kind to yourself and look out for one another.”
The single will be released 16th April 2020 on Holy Roar Records