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London's deathcrash have released a new single perfect for fans of slowcore, and a possible jumping on point for those who don't know the genre. "Duffy's" is almost a folk song for a good portion of its four minute length. Or, at least, it could easily get played at the Newport Folk Festival these days. It's an almost painfully quiet song that just plods along at its own pace, kind of like a Slint song, but even slower. As it is a slowcore song, it eventually does get louder towards the end and bursts into a glorious finale of contained (and lovely) noise. Somehow this is the kid of song that is both cold and warm at the same time.
Bassist Patrick Fitzgerald says of the new song:
“It alternates between very sparse slowcore sections and more open, catchy melodies and riffs. It’s not in a rush, but it does give in to something, a lightness maybe."