Deception Bay - Single
Daydream - Single
Natalie - Single
Poison - Single
Milk & Bone’s set was totally captivating and one of the other undeniable consensus favorites of the weekend.
Noisey / Vice
une musique à la fois poignante et onirique qui s’ouvre sur un abîme de splendeur contemplative.
every piece of this collection is as solid as the next […] strong debut with nary a fault in sight. 9/10
Scott Simpson, Exclaim!
On February 2nd, 2018, Milk & Bone released their sophomore effort, Deception Bay, via Bonsound. The title track sets the tone for the rest of the project, and opens the door for their brilliant latest single, Nevermore. The Montreal-based duo free themselves from toxic relationships in Nevermore, singing: You won’t catch me crying / On the kitchen floor / I won’t play along.
Just like their 2015 debut, Little Mourning, love and relationships - from every angle - are the cornerstones of these 14 new songs from Milk & Bone. Emotions ran very high on their Polaris Long-Listed debut album, and on Deception Bay, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin present themselves in a new light. From innocent crushes (Daydream, KIDS) to impossible love (Faded, BBBLUE), they now exude confidence and inner strength.
Produced with longtime collaborator Gabriel Gagnon, Deception Bay was recorded partly at Studios Apollo and La Majeure, and was mixed by Gagnon and Howie Beck (Feist, Charlotte Day Wilson, River Tiber). This new collection of electro-pop songs features numerous collaborations with musicians and producers, including Grammy award-winning pianist Chilly Gonzales, CRi, Max-Antoine Gendron and Jonathan Dauphinais. By pushing Milk & Bone and Gagnon to explore new avenues, each of them helped enrich the group’s soundscape, while maintaining an overall coherence throughout the album.
Montreal’s Milk & Bone (Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin) create melodies that are both dreamy and harrowing. Made up of electronic textures and layered synths, Lafond-Beaulne and Poliquin’s sonic universe distinguishes itself from the electro-pop genre thanks to their perfectly-paired vocal colours. Their mesmerizing harmonies explore the darker aspects of love, friendship and lust. Their tightly-knit bond, palpable in their creative process and throughout the album, is a key part of their live shows.
Milk & Bone's debut album, Little Mourning (Bonsound), got the attention of The Guardian, NYLON, V Magazine, The Globe and Mail and Interview Magazine, and was long-listed for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. The single Pressure hit 5 million streams on Spotify. The band won the 2015 Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada "Breakthrough Award" and was nominated at the 2016 JUNO Awards for Breakthrough Group of the Year. They were also nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards for Achievement in Music - Original Song for Podz' movie King Dave, and the film’s popular theme song, Natalie, has over 4 million streams on Spotify. Their sophomore effort, Deception Bay was released on February 2nd, 2018.
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