Listen: London’s deathcrash Share New Track ‘Duffy’s’ from Upcoming Album ‘Less’

London’s Deathcrash Share New Track ‘Duffy’s’ from Upcoming Album ‘Less’

It isn’t often that words aren’t able to capture the beauty of a piece of music. Stripped back and painfully honest, London slowcore band deathcrash’s new single, ‘Duffy’s’, comes dangerously close, leaving you with a gut-wrenching emptiness in the pit of your stomach. 

‘Duffy’s’ precedes the release of their new album, ‘Less’, which will be released on March 17th via untitled recs. Following a critically acclaimed 2022 album, ‘Return’, and a melancholic but explosive single, ‘Empty Heavy’, the band now turn to the achingly raw and personal. So much so, it feels almost intrusive to listen to the song let alone watch the accompanying DIY video which opens with vocalist Tiernan Banks quietly singing on a sofa. Both song and video initially make you feel like you’re reading someone else’s diary. Then somehow by the second verse, you’re confronting your own diary and nostalgia; like all truly great pieces of music, it inexplicably but seamlessly etches itself into your own memories and experience.

The vulnerability of Banks’ hushed vocals is deeply moving and the narrative that’s built up around the sparse slowcore sections and light, thoughtful guitar riffs, immerses you entirely in the world of the little remote studio in the Outer Hebrides where the album was recorded. The cathartic release of emotion at the track’s climax is cut short by a deafening silence, leaving you dangling mercilessly at the edge of a brutal cliffhanger. Bring on the album.

Photo by Kaye Song

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