Ear Candy: The Medicine Hat - New SurvivalThursday, June 09, 2016
The Medicine Hat is a five-piece band from Hamilton, Ontario making experimental pop music. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche's nimble, raw lyricism is illuminated by a voice like holy fire: blistering and purifying.
Focused guitar work dances with the hypnotic timbres and soaring melodies of analog synthesizers. Deft lines and dangerous grooves are intoned by a disciplined drum & bass combo. Chaos lurks beneath the surface of The Medicine Hat's tight motifs and rhythmic trances, erupting into moments of prophetic ecstasy. Their live performances are wild affairs. Brimstone at their heels, The Medicine Hat's contagious energy turns rooms into reveries.
"It's about struggle: trying to inhabit my city, my home, my body, my depression, my angst, my art," Bersche shares. "I wrote it in the midst of some changes in my physical and mental environment; changes I found difficult to navigate. It doesn't resolve with any answers, but it does resolve with hope. A shaky, raw, unsure sort of hope... A new survival, if you will."
TMH's new track, New Survival, is the lead single from their forthcoming debut album expected in this Fall. Head to themedicinehat.com to stay up to date with the band's latest news and follow them on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, and YouTube.