Jane's Party


Casual Island is Jane’s Party’s most electric and mature effort to date, initially a set of home studio demos inspired by their experience supporting Tom Odell's “No Bad Days” tour across Europe in 2016. After returning home, the band immediately called up producer Derek Hoffman (The Trews, Arkells, Elwins, Willa), and set up what would become the Casual Island sessions. Says Devon Richardson, "Derek is absolutely brilliant at taking what's initially unique and captivating about a musical idea and amplifying it a million times over." Tom Ionescu chimes in, "so much of what made the final recordings came right from the original demos [not far removed from Tom Odell's own recording process]." Keyboardist/singer Jeff Giles reveals that the "album feels very personal to us, like we're sharing that initial intimate experience when you're first coming up with the song and recording it in your bedroom." The LP touches on relationships, politics, the pervasiveness of technology, and the intractability of human nature. It features collaborations with DJ Skratch Bastid, Leland Whitty (badbadnotgood), Kirty and Matt Angus (Fast Romantics). Drummer Zach Sutton adds that "for the four of us, writing and recording music has always been a collaborative process. Bringing in Skratch, Leland and Kirty is our way of expanding the family and getting fresh creative juices into the mix. Every collaboration has been a huge source of inspiration that challenges the way we approach music making." Their hooky single “Satellite” made its national television debut on CityNews leading up to the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, in a special segment where the band performed abridged versions of all eight Song of The Year nominations. “Acknowledgements” had premiered on CBC’s The Strombo Show. Lead single “You’re The Light” landed regular rotation on commercial radio along with features in Apple Music’s Best Of The Week, Spotify’s New Music Friday, and Sportsnet’s Hockey Night in Canada.

Band Members:

Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton

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