Words by Emma Howe
Bristol 5 piece The Bronze Medal return in July with their first release of 2012. Following on from two relatively successful singles in 2011 and some high profile festival performances, this self-titled debut EP is released today via New Music Club. 'Womb' is the second track on a four track EP and displays all of the warm guitar sounds and textures that contribute to their signature slow burning indie-folk. This band excel in well-crafted songs layered with melancholic melodies and interweaving guitar that warm the bones before leaving you cold only to return, sooth and refresh you like a luke-warm bath without the preening bubbles.
The Bronze Medal are radiantly comforting to the ears whilst managing to remain challenging to the current indie-folk yawn. There is nothing over elaborate about this bands sound, rather an effortless gliding of dream like quality that unravels to leave you feeling like you are part of their secret whilst sitting comfortably on the outside of what makes them tick.'Womb' is fantastically poised and delicately delivered, however several hours of the full EP on repeat is the key to unlocking your heart and embracing The Bronze Medal love affair, if you don't fall hard, your in need of a good thawing!