New Video: Belgian Shoegazers Slow Crush Release a Brooding and Gorgeous Visual for Stormy Yet Dreamy “Hush”

With the release of 2018’s full-length debut Aurora, Belgian shoegazers Slow Crush — currently Isa Holliday (vocals, bass), Jelle Harde Ronsmans (guitar), Jeroen Jullet (guitar) and Frederik Meeuwis (drums) — exploded into the international shoegaze scene: Between 2018 and early 2020, the Belgian shoegazer outfit supported Aurora with relentless and almost nonstop touring across the world with acts like Pelican, Torche, Soft Kill, Gouge Away — and with festival stops at Roadburn, ArcTanGent, 2000Trees and Groezrock.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Slow Crush had to cancel two European tours and a Stateside tour at the last minute. Much like countless other artists around the world, the pandemic for the band was both a blessing and a curse. The time off from touring allowed the band centered around Holliday and Ronsmans to recoup and rethink. Aurora‘s unexpected success and heavy touring had taken a toll on everyone’s private lives — and it was intensified with a massive lineup change that resulted in two members leaving. Holliday and Ronsmans eventually recruited the band’s newest members Jullet and Meeuwis to complete the band’s newest lineup. Shortly, after the band settled on a new lineup, their label Holy Roar Records collapsed, leaving the band without a label home.

The Belgian shoegazers’ highly anticipated sophomore album Hush is slated for an October 22, 2021 release through Quiet Panic. Written in between tours and the unexpected downtime during a pandemic-related restrictions and lockdowns, the album’s material is heavily influenced by turbulent times — both personal and global. While further cementing their sound, featuring abrasive and whirling layers of guitars, thunderous drumming paired with Holliday’s ethereal vocals, Hush reportedly finds the band growing as musicians and songwriters. And although the album may arguably be the darkest and heaviest of their growing catalog to date, it’s filled with hope for a bright, new day.

Hush‘s latest single, album title track “Hush” is a brooding track featuring towering layers of feedback and fuzz-pedaled guitars, thunderous drumming paired with Holiday’s sensual yet ethereal cooing within an expansive song structure centered around alternating stormy and forceful sequences and shimmering, slow-burning and dreamy sequences. Interestingly, at its core “Hush” is filled with an aching — and perhaps somewhat unreciprocated — longing.

Directed by Bobby Took at Sumo Crucial and featuring live band footage by Vincent Van Hoorick, the recently released video for “Hush” is a gorgeously shot, brooding and moon-lit like shot visual with witches, eerie woods and hallucinogenic sequences.

The members of Slow Crush will be hitting the road to support their forthcoming sophomore album with an extensive European tour to close out 2021 and start 2022. The band will be on the North American leg of their tour during April and May 2022 — and it features an April 8, 2022 stop at The Knitting Factory. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.

TOUR DATES:

Europe

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

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