Plushing ‘Just Want You To Know’
I turn 24 in two weeks. In fact, I celebrated my birthday this weekend as my parents were in the country, but I’m desperately trying to hang on to my last few days of early-twentiesdom with every ounce of strength in my now wrinkled and weathered hands. 24 is a weird age to be. It is the year that I will no doubt find my first wrinkle whilst still suffering from the hormonal acne I somehow escaped in my teens (I’m convinced I peaked at 18 and have decreased in attractiveness exponentially since then). I’ve been watching a lot of Friends since it came onto Netflix recently (as in, I have pretty much obliterated 100+ episodes in about two weeks), and it’s quite horrifying to think I am now around the same age as the Central Perk gang. I remember thinking how mature they were when I watched the show as a kid, and believing that I would too own a New York flat in my mid-twenties. Anyway, I recently came across a super cool new artist called Plushing, who has so far released two bedroom recorded EP’s, their most recent called ‘self-titled ep’. Described as ‘dumb queer rock for emo kids who like to dance’ (TICK), one stand out track is ‘just want you to know‘, a shoegazey slice of distorted garage pop with euphoric guitar riffs, brash drums, and reverb drenched vocals nestled indistinctly within the hazy sound world. It’s a little rough around the edges, but that’s one of the many reasons I can’t get enough of this track – and I can’t wait to see what’s next for this mysterious artist from Brattleboro, Vermont.