Manchester risers cruush have shared new single ‘false start’.
Contrary to the title, it’s an assured introduction from the group, a four-piece who seem to click into place with remarkable ease. New single ‘false start’ epitomises their approach, its mixture of light and shade matching guitar effects against askew pop elements.
As front-person Amber Warren puts it:
“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…”
New single ‘false start’ contains all their hallmarks – the crushing weight of the live shows, matched to the piercing melody of their songwriting.
“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.”
The video for ‘false start’ features some woozy, distorted effects, reminiscent of a VHS tape left out in the rain – granular and DIY, it seems to embody that cruush spirit.
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Photo Credit: Plankton Lesley