Manchester-based band crush have shared new single ‘All My Plants are Dead’. It follows last summer’s ‘Glue’ and support slots to bands including Peaness, Far Caspian and Low Hummer. The band say the song covers the importance of mental health and the selfishness of certain sections of society: ‘The song focuses on the idea of the cold human race and an increasingly insular society. It’s about struggling to look after yourself as much as it is struggling to look after your houseplants. Really just a message of looking after and understanding each other a bit better and a critique oh how modern living at times can make this an unattractive and hard-to-achieve concept’.
With elements of shoegaze blending with potent and jangly power-pop hooks in the opening seconds, the song instantly brings to mind bands like Alvvays and Beach House while Amber Warren delivers her empathetic messages about working together to save the world. A spoken-word interlude (inspired by William S. Burroughs’ ‘Naked Lunch’) follows after bursts of spiky guitar before the track glides to its natural, dreamy ending.