Described as “lush and somewhat mischievous, yet shimmering with melancholy” by 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. Their debut album Jouska make the Polaris Prize long list in 2017. This year, they released album God Complex, which The Wire calls a “startlingly confident and accomplished second album,” as well as a 7” of remixes featuring Devours, Tee Krispil of NADUH, Fishdoll, and Miguel Maravilla, and a beautiful stop motion music video by Eva Nominelli, which earned her a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for video director of the year. This is rich and sumptuous chamber pop with an acidic bite like you’ve never heard before.