Yog n the Milk Bottle Gang’s poetic and organically gentle acoustic offering, “Ghost of Cheapside,” with Folk rhythm, breaks the tension of the year beautifully. And the brightness lights up the room from the outset before the lead singer’s softly expressive storytelling and calming melody weave a hopeful and inspiring web of escapism around listeners.
Local unsigned artist from London, England, who writes folk music that is hugely personal and intuitive. Poetry is written by personal experience or inspiration from art, exciting stories of other individuals, and events in history
Weave in a rhythmic guitar riff that promises a folk grace and movement that’s relatable and seductive for a live setting, and the music naturally attaches and appeals.
Throughout the song, breathy, whispered voices entice. The melody in tune is unexpected, but it is cozy in its setup and familiarity. As a result, the lyrics and the softness with which they are delivered are what entice you the most.
Yog n the Milk Bottle Gang painstakingly walks the line between the familiar and the unknown with the softly exposing quality of the storytelling, the uplifting honesty, and brightness.
The build-up through these quiet verses towards the satisfying ascent and resolution of the hook on “Ghost of Cheapside” has a timeless folk hymn feel to it.
It’s always startling in a good way – fantastic composition, in short, and superb musicianship to back it up. Yog n the Milk Bottle Gang has nailed the craft here, consistently demonstrating both approachable and exhilarating while also accessing those very human feelings that only intentional music can.