The Medicine Hat
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The Medicine Hat

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Alternative Pop


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"Old Bones"

"I love the folksy, fun feel to it and I adore the lead singer, Nabi Bersche’s voice." - Confront Magazine

"Old Bones"

“Almost every song gives me chills. It’s an honest record and you can’t deny it when you hear it.” - Beard Goes Underground

"Old Bones"

La ambigüedad de los géneros nos ha llevado a encontrarnos día a día con agrupaciones que catalogan su sonido de diversas formas. Con The Medicine Hat no es la excepción. La banda, conformada por Aaron Hoffman, Elliott Gwynne, Michael Boyd, Nabi Bersche y Tyler Bersche, enmarca su propuesta como el ‘sonido para enamorarse’.
Pero más allá del género, y de la predisposición que nos hace creer enfrentarnos a algo cercano al cliché lleno de baladas y tintes folk –aunque se puede encontrar de todo en su estilo–, The Medicine Hat presenta una excelente propuesta en la que el rock alternativo con tintes experimentales en un empaque pop consigue atrapar al oyente desde sus primeras escuchas. Para los que les gusta relacionar el sonido de una banda con otra, es algo cercano a lo que presenta Bosnian Rainbows: melodías digeribles acompañadas por grandes soportes instrumentales.
Las letras, construidas sobre la relación que sostienen Nabi y Tyler, complementan una muy interesante propuesta que se empieza a abrir campo en la escena independiente mundial gracias a un álbum debut lanzado en junio pasado por medio del sello Porcelain Records. Su nombre es Old Bones y se puede oír y comprar desde el perfil oficial de la banda en Bandcamp.M - Revista Metronomo

"Old Bones"

I happened to be lounging on a Victorian wingback while The Medicine Hat rehearsed for a sold out house show this past winter. My love affair with the furniture in Nabi Loney’s [now Bersche] living room was soon interrupted by the love story of Old Bones. The album traces the young lovers (Nabi and Tyler Bersche) as they approach the capricious voyage of marriage together. It rings with the vigorous infatuation of a Mates of State record, yet there is somehow more suspense.

Nabi Bersche’s songwriting sounds like the tenuous pining of certain Rilo Kiley songs, and yet it resolves. She begins the album pleading, “tell me where I am,” and yet delivers certainty in Ships, singing, “Your soul, my golden compass.” But the transition in between the songs “Moths” and “Statues” ultimately made me nod an emphatic yes to the album. The nostalgic harmonium braided with the roar of the electric organ is like a nuptial dance floor on speed.

I haven’t been so invested in an indie rock album since I can’t say when. Old Bones has the melodic twists and rhythmic oomph to knock over an elderly listener. Be careful Grandma. Like any good marriage, what starts as sparks flying between wing-backed chairs, balances tensions and blissful harmonies, and resolves sweet as any Austen novel. Listen to this album? I do. - Southern Souls

"Old Bones"

"The Medicine Hat’s music, and with the passion flowing from the words of the Bersches, makes Old Bones the perfect album to fall in love with, and to.” - MusicMurmur


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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. Focussed 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.

The Medicine Hat has played festivals and dark rooms across Canada with innumerable class acts. They recently collaborated with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in an ambitious and innovative performance piece. The Medicine Hat will be debuting songs from their self-titled record in throughout 2016.

For booking inquiries, please contact:

Michael Boyd


For press & other inquiries, please contact:

Tyler Bersche


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