words by sammy maine
It’s the time of year when the air is beginning to smell a little sweeter. Things start to feel a little lighter and there’s an essence that despite what the darker months brought you, things might be okay. That’s the message behind Crushing‘s track “Sleeping Bag” – a hopeful reprise against the worries of the every day.
Made up of Personal Best drummer Jay and members of Cheap Lad Pints, Crushing are a Brighton based indie-pop outfit that make the kind of tunes that are both nostalgic and forward-thinking. There’s the warm, melodic lull of Pavement teamed with the catchy chorus-work of The Mountain Goats but Crushing manage to make “Sleeping Bag” sound entirely like their summery-selves.
Jay’s vocals are endearingly apathetic; a drawl that swims above the swells of loosened strums, impeccably harnessing the intimate nature of the song’s intention. At just over two-and-a-half minutes, it’s a perfectly-sized slice of indie-pop heaven, ready to usher us to a place where the grass seems a little greener. Taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP, you can listen to “Sleeping Bag” below.
“Crushing” is out on May 2, via Keroleen Records
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Crushing play an EP release show on May 2 at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.
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