Manchester quartet cruush’s latest single “False Start” is a driving, mesmerising slice of celestial shoegaze combining Amber Warren’s mellifluous vocals with a dark driving intensity.
And this juxtaposition of dreampop with pummelling percussion and restless, agitated layered guitars is summed up by Warren who says “I guess you can say our music has the sweet elements of having a crush on someone but the screeching of an industrial car crusher”
They go on to describe the track as “Sonically the track reflects everything falling apart around you in a country where anxiety and disillusion are escalating, and there seems to be a complete lack of compassion and thought. That constant 5/4 guitar starting the track off and running in the background throughout as the rest of the song plays in 4/4 mirrors the sense of things not seeming right that you can’t shake out your head. This also lends the track its name ‘False Start’ as the drums don’t drop in where you’d expect.
“Lyrically the track discusses clinging onto something toxic and finding it hard to let go of the situation. The situation sometimes makes you question and dismiss your gut feeling. You know it’s not good, but continue with it.”