02. Pale Skin
Belgian shoegazers Slow Crush are back to kick off their 2020 with two new songs in the shape of Reel and Pale Skin, on a two-track 7”.
A lot has happened since the bands 2018 debut ‘Aurora’, with multiple UK/Europe and America tours under their belt alongside Soft Kill, Holy Fawn, Torche and Gouge Away (to name a few) - their continued rise to prominence through hard graft is staggering.
Reel effortlessly floats and rumbles in equal measure, expanding on their 90’s shoegaze and alt-rock influence with a bewitching contemporary feel not dissimilar to modern greats Narrow Head, Nothing and Teenage Wrist.
Pale Skin trudges and overwhelms with wave after wave of low-end and pounding drums, letting their natural tendency for entrancing melody to bloom within the wall of sound.
Both songs ensnare the listener, dipping in and out of rhythmic hypnotism and melodious catharsis, with an enigmatic look to the future.