Belgian shoegazers Slow Crush have announced details of their upcoming sophomore album ‘Hush’ (their first since 2018). Set for release on October 22nd via Quiet Panic, the album’s first single and title track Hush is now streaming everywhere. You can watch the video clip for Hush via YouTube below or stream it here: https://orcd.co/hush-single. The video was directed & produced by Bobby Pook at Sumo Crucial and the live band images by Vincent Van Hoorick.
‘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 second album and this resulted in an album with stark contrast. Some of their darkest but hope filled music to date was recorded.
‘Hush’ track listing
10. Bent And Broken
Pre-order the album here: https://quietpanic.net/collections/slow-crush
Be sure to catch Slow Crush on tour throughout Europe and the USA in 2022.
AUG 21 PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL
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
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
For more information on Slow Crush, visit www.slowcrush.org.