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. JUNO Award winning violinist Meredith Bates and Harpist Elisa Thorn weave a lush bed of strings with acoustic virtuosity and masterful electronic processing for the hauntingly evocative voice of lead singer, Jessicka, to rest on. The unique sounds and textures of each artist in the band combines to create a sound that is dream-like, pandemonious, playful, and evocative. Joseph Stannard of The Wire calls their latest release, God Complex, a “startlingly confident and accomplished second album.” Both their debut album, Jouska, and their most recent release were longer-listed for the Polaris Prize. Their music has enjoyed extensive International radio play and they have performed at major festivals across Canada. 2023 will see the band releasing a stop motion video for their song Black Sheep, the release of their God Complex LP, and the launch of a 7” remix album, God:Complex Re:Mix, featuring Devours, Tee Krispil of NADUH, Fishdoll, and Miguel Maravilla. The trio continues to write and create together with an eye on a new album release in 2024. This is rich and sumptuous chamber pop with an acidic bite like you’ve never heard before.