BRONZi Blonde is a five piece rhythm and dance outfit hailing from Nashville, Tennessee in the USA. Their image and sound centres around the nonchalant, yet simultaneously punchy, persona of Scott Soder (Vocals / Bass). This stoner-rock ego is accompanied by the curiously-named SnakeLord (Synth / Programming), Dylan Wayman (Guitar), Stephan Gubanov (Drums) and Joe Gosnell (Trumpet).
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new writer to the site – Dom – who hails from North West England, a recent graduate with a keen interest in the music industry.
Rhythm and Dance, insufficiently describes this eclectic band. Whilst in one moment BRONZi Blonde may draw from funk influences, in another they might slip into indie rock or tear into wailing vocals reminiscent of Jack White (along with blues-influenced doses of guitar and harmonica). Yet, regardless of the genre, the band still manages to incorporate hip hop beats and satisfyingly-drawling vocals into every track. They have mastered consistency whilst embracing the capacity for almost-endless sonic evolution.
For example, LoveIsMagik is dominated by the tongue-in-cheek lyrics: ‘…Love is magic, Love is free, Y’all can’t have it, It’s all for me…’. Whilst these lines are ridiculous, it is the delivery of Scott’s vocals and his visibly-confident ego which sells the madness. Why? Because many of us see not only that his outlandishness is entirely intentional, but hear that the music just sounds… good.
BRONZi Blonde certainly deserve points for finding originality through their interpretation of various genres. The resulting sound is a concoction of rhythmic, swagger-fuelled, manic, stoner-pop psychedelia; a drunken Beck rolling out pop hits with an understated shrug of his shoulders. But the band should ensure they match their hard-hitting lyrics with intoxicating melodies more often, because, when it works, it becomes impossible to resist repeated listens.
Many thanks for your thoughts Dom and I look forward to discovering more, as I hope you, as a reader, will too. To connect with Dom here is his instagram account.
If you too would be interested in writing on the site, please drop me an email to tim @ emergingindiebands.com .