Milk – The Bronze Medal


Released: July 5th 2011

Label: East City Records

Listen to ‘Milk’ here

After trawling my musical library and memory for a comparison with which to describe this enchanting single by Bristol’s The Bronze Medal, I’ve given up. It bares no resemblance to anything I’ve heard in a long while and whilst it lacks a definitive climax it’s fresh, delicate and captivating.

Robin Southwell’s poignant vocal delivery compliments the gentle guitar melodies and unimposing, distant drum rolls in a way that makes ‘Milk’ effortlessly addictive. The Bronze Medal’s is a sound of solidarity and togetherness, evocative of the European busking trip undertaken by the band prior to their formation in late 2009. Their friendship somehow comes through their music with no single member trying to outshine another. The vocals, the drums and the guitars all ebb and flow as each comes to the fore before slipping back into harmony.

Without a climactic, soaring chorus there is a feeling of a missed opportunity to have produced a stunning, mass radio-play track but nevertheless their sound is promising, demonstrating a talent for simple yet atmospheric songwriting.

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