Fans of Jane’s Party will be in for a real treat when the band plays two gigs in Collingwood this month. They just released their fourth album Casual Island and it’s slated to be their best yet.
Their first single “Satellite” made its national debut on CityNews during a special Grammy Awards feature where they performed a minute of each nominated Song of the Year.
The band’s 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.
The pop-rock quartet has surpassed 4.5M streams across DSPs, including one million on Spotify alone last year.
Casual Island marks the first time the band has collaborated with special guests artists – DJ Skratch Bastid, Leland Whitty (BADBADNOTGOOD) and Kirty (Fast Romantics).
Drummer Zach Sutton said the new record was inspired by their reflections on a successful tour of Europe in 2016 where they opened for Tom Odell. It was an opportunity to live their dreams.
They made a return trip back to Europe earlier this year.
The LP touches on relationships, politics, the pervasiveness of technology, and the intractability of human nature.
Members of Toronto-based pop-rock quartet – Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton are currently in their 30s. They met in the jazz program at York University and have been together ever since.
They recorded their debut album in a garage in Toronto at Jane and Finch. That neighbourhood garage session inspired the band’s name.
Jane’s Party expects to try out some new music as well as play some songs form their newest record, older material and covers.
Catch it at the Crowbar in Collingwood on May 17 and Blue Mountain Village on May 18. For more, see www.janesparty.com.
Photo Credit: Kat Webber