A compelling abrasive shoegaze band, dealing with the aesthetics of contrasting sounds. Heavy like a gloomy dream yet soothingly vibrant.
The vulnerable soft floating voice of Manchester's Isa Holliday underneath layers of grungy shoegaze soaked noisepop, seeking shelter from a f'ed up world.
After touring pretty much non stop all over the world from the end 2018 til 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 centred around Isa Holliday & Jelle Harde Ronsmans to regroup & rethink. Despite the lack of live shows, 2020-2021 was anything but “calm” for the band. 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. At the end of 2020, focus was shifted towards finishing their 2nd album and this resulted in an album with stark contrast. Their new album 'Hush' (coming Oct 22nd 2021) is the result of songs written in between tours, unexpected downtime during a pandemic and turbulent times. Some of their darkest but hope filled music to date was recorded .www.slowcrush.org