London slowcore/post-rock quartet deathcrash have announced their debut album: it’s called Return and comes out on January 28 through untitled (recs). Recent beauty “Horses” is on the record, as is new single “Unwind”. On the new song, the band say:
“Unwind was the right song to announce the album, as it bridges some of the heaviest and quietest moments on ‘Return’. It’s an uncompromising rock song. It’s about taking one step forward and two steps back.”
“Unwind” is a gripping slow-motion rollercoaster between the polarities of fragile hope and crushing despair. Tiernan Banks’ mournful spoken musings are at the centre, but deathcrash bring more depth and dynamism to his words through undulating guitar interplay; they flow from crackling Midwest-emo sounds to thundering riffs and wind up at a sparkling atmospheric finale. It’s a torrential piece that takes Banks’ hesitant grasps for optimism (“I really didn’t want to die”) and explodes both the difficulty and the euphoria into widescreen drama.