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Gentle Party

Vancouver, BC

Described as “lush and somewhat mischievous, yet shimmering with melancholy” (Dave O Rama, BC Musician Magazine), Gentle Party is a chamber pop trio that pioneers an expansive sound distinct to their West Coast roots. The distinct voices of each member triangulates to create a sound that is dream-like, pandemonious, playful, and evocative. Harpist Elisa Thorn (The Giving Shapes, HUE) and Juno-award winning violinist Meredith Bates (Pugs and Crows) weave a lush bed of strings with acoustic virtuosity and electronic processing for the hauntingly evocative voice of Jessicka (Hunting, Jessicka) to rest on. Both their debut album, Jouska (2017), and recent release, God Complex, were longer-listed for the Polaris Prize and enjoy widespread radio play across the country. God Complex was released in February 17, 2022 and has been described as a “startlingly confident and accomplished second album” (Joseph Stannard, The Wire)