Belgian Shoegazers SLOW CRUSH Unveil New Single + Video ‘Swoon’

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Belgian Shoegazers SLOW CRUSH Unveil New Single + Video ‘Swoon’ Off The Upcoming Sophomore Album ‘Hush’, Out on October 22 Via Quiet Panic

2021-2022 Tour Dates Announced

Shoegaze, Post-Punk, Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie

FOR FANS OF: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, DIIV, Deafheaven, Brutus, Chelsea Wolfe, Hum, Ringo Deathstarr, Nothing

“It’s My Bloody Valentine with a post-hardcore edge, and we love it.”- Guitar World

“Reimagining everything you know about Shoegaze…”- Alternative Press

“a perfect blend of cathedral-ringing guitars buttressing Holliday’s pneumatic, almost aqueous singing voice. Dark, velvety music for even darker death-shrouded times.”- Paste

“The thoughtful introspection and tones of desolate longing found in shoegaze are cross-generational themes, and modern bands like Slow Crush are expertly carrying that ennui-laden torch with an especially adept hand.”- Revolver

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Internationally celebrated Belgian shoegazers SLOW CRUSH’ have just released “Swoon,” the next single and music video off their upcoming sophomore album “Hush” (their first since 2018), due out on October 22nd via Quiet Panic.

Stream the new single “Swoon” HERE: https://orcd.co/hush-single

Watch the music video HERE: https://youtu.be/4X2W81yWAYI

Video by Jeroen Jullet – a Jerry’s Joint

Pre-order the album HERE: https://quietpanic.net/collections/slow-crush

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‘Hush’ is the gloomy & dreamy sophomore album by Belgium based and internationally celebrated shoegazers, Slow Crush. The album radiates moonlit warmth through a haze of abrasive whirling layered guitars and soul soothing vocals by Isa Holliday.

The lull of wistful longing and tranquil bearing, contrasting cascading echoes of beautiful noise, ‘Hush’ surpasses their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Aurora’ in both song writing and musicianship.

After touring pretty much nonstop all over the world from the end of 2018 until January 2020, including tours with bands like Pelican, Torche, Soft Kill, Gouge Away, and playing festivals like Road Burn, Arctangent, 2000Trees, Groez Rock, Slow Crush was forced to take a touring break when Covid-19 hit.

Having to cancel two European tours and one US tour last minute was actually a blessing in disguise, allowing the band, centered around Isa Holliday & Jelle Harde Ronsmans, to regroup & rethink. Despite the lack of live shows, 2020-2021 was anything but “calm” for the band. The unexpected success of their debut album ‘Aurora’ and the impact that heavy touring had already taken on their private lives was intensified with the departure of two band members and the need to train/work in their replacements. Shortly after, their label ‘Holy Roar Records’ imploded, leaving the band without a home.

‘Hush’ is the result of songs written in between tours, unexpected downtime during a pandemic and turbulent times.

At the end of 2020, focus was shifted towards finishing their 2nd album and this resulted in an album with stark contrast. Some of their darkest but hope filled music to date was recorded.

Be sure to catch Slow Crush on tour throughout Europe and the USA in 2022.

SLOW CRUSH STORE:

https://quietpanic.net/collections/slow-crush

‘Hush’ Track Listing

1. Drown

2. Blue

3. Swoon

4. Gloom

5. Swivel

6. Reve

7. Hush

8. Lull

9. Thrill

10. Bent And Broken

Produced by Slow Crush, Sebastian Omerson & Neil D. Kennedy.

Recorded January 2021 at Number Nine Studios, Ghent by Sebastian Omerson & Mattias Hendrikx.

Overdubs February 2021 at Larsson Studio, Gelrode by Jelle Harde & Jens Larsson.

Mixed March 2021 at the Ranch Production House, Southampton by Neil D. Kennedy.

Mastered April 2021 at Sterling Sound, Nashville by Ryan Smith. Artwork by Onetricpony. Pictures by the Russian photographer Maria Nemm.

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Slow Crush is:

Isa Holliday: vocals & bass

Jelle Harde Ronsmans: guitar

Jeroen Jullet: guitar

Frederik Meeuwis: drums

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TOUR DATES:

Europe

OCT 20 Botanique BRUSSELS

NOV 06 Trix ANTWERP

NOV 12 Duyster Festival GHENT

NOV 28 MOD HASSELT

JAN 14 Cactus Club BRUGGE

FEB 22 X120 VILNIUS

FEB 23 Sveta TALLINN

FEB 24 On the Rock HELSINKI

FEB 25 Serdce SAINT PETERSBURG

FEB 26 Fabrika MOSCOW

MAR 02 V11 ROTTERDAM

MAR 03 Patronaat HAARLEM

MAR 04 Little Devil TILBURG

MAR 05 Supersonic PARIS

MAR 15 Mtc COLOGNE

MAR 16 Nachtwache HAMBURG

MAR 17 Vega COPENHAGEN

MAR 18 Zukunft am Ostkreuz BERLIN

MAR 19 Poglos WARSAW

MAR 20 Akademia WROCLAW

MAR 21 Underdogs PRAGUE

MAR 22 Dürer kert BUDAPEST

MAR 23 Kulturak BRATISLAVA

MAR 24 Orangehouse MUNICH

North America

APR 08 Knitting Factory NEW YORK, NY

APR 09 Sonia CAMBRIDGE, MA

APR 10 Songbyrd WASHINGTON, DC

APR 12 Canal Club RICHMOND, VA

APR 13 Local 506 CHAPEL HILL, NC

APR 14 New Brookland Tavern COLUMBIA, SC

APR 15 Vinyl ATLANTA, GA

APR 16 Soundbar ORLANDO, FL

APR 18 Archetype JACKSONVILLE, FL

APR 20 House of Blues NEW ORLEANS, LA

APR 22 Secret Group HOUSTON, TX

APR 23 Brewery AUSTIN, TX

APR 24 Three Links DALLAS, TX

APR 26 Rebel Lounge PHOENIX, AZ

APR 28 Soda Bar SAN DIEGO, CA

APR 29 Lodge Room LOS ANGELES, CA

APR 30 Constellation Room SANTA ANA, CA

MAY 01 The Independent SAN FRANCISCO, CA

MAY 05 Fox Cabaret VANCOUVER, BC

MAY 06 Funhouse SEATTLE, WA

MAY 07 Hawthorne Lounge PORTLAND, OR

MAY 09 Kilby Court SALT LAKE CITY, UT

MAY 10 Hi-Dive DENVER, CO

MAY 12 7th Street Entry MINNEAPOLIS, MN

MAY 13 Cobra Lounge CHICAGO, IL

MAY 14 Hoosier Dome INDIANAPOLIS, IN

MAY 15 The Loving Touch DETROIT, MI

MAY 17 Big Room Bar COLUMBUS, OH

MAY 18 Mahall’s CLEVELAND, OH

MAY 20 Monarch Tavern TORONTO, ON

MAY 21 Club Saw OTTAWA, ON

MAY 22 Bar Le Ritz MONTREAL, QC

MAY 24 The Fillmore PHILADELPHIA, PA

TICKETS: https://www.slowcrush.org/tickets

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Photo: Kat De Laet

What others have said:

“Slow Crush play true shoegaze in its heaviest form, the way it’s meant to be, the best way. The band’s name goes a good distance toward describing their sound. There is a slowness to this music; a transcendent, diaphanous beauty. However, quite plainly, it will crush you.”- Stereogum

“(Slow Crush) manage to sound simultaneously heavy, soothing, and novel while evading any gimmicky genre-fusions—a modern-day MBV, were Kevin Shields to pen his honeyed tunes solely in fits of rage.”- Time Out

“SLOW CRUSH are leading the way for a new generation off shoegazing”- Slow Tasty Music

“compelling and abrasive heavy ethereal shoegaze…”- Big Takeover

“one of the sickest Shoegaze bands doing it in 2020.”- CvltNation

“Slow Crush are masters of creating dreamy post-punk that holds up under its own weight.”- Everything Is Noise

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