Bridal Party spans pop music’s omnivorous genre expanse with groovy precision, landing their hooks in just the right places to keep ears perked and crowds bobbing to their nostalgic yet contemporary sound. The band is poised to drop their sophomore LP, Cool Down on February 15, 2023. Cool Down speaks from interstitial moments, the pivot-points from which real change may emanate, of the deja vu that comes from realising who one has always been. It celebrates the value of taking a moment to collect oneself and reassess, and is their most stylistically cognizant and emotionally resonant music to date.
Forming in 2015 amidst Victoria, British Columbia’s vibrant DIY scene of experimental club nights and vibrant house shows, Bridal Party began as a sharing of songs between vocalist Suzannah Raudaschl and guitarist Joseph Leroux. The project quickly expanded and now includes Adrian Heim on drums, Lee Gauthier on bass, and Jordan Clairmont on keyboards. In 2017, Bridal Party linked up with producer Connor Head to record their Negative Space EP, including the band’s first breakout track, the cheekily melancholy “Fruitless”. In the wake of Negative Space, Beatroute Magazine called Bridal Party, “a perfect marriage of indie pop and soul.”
On Cool Down, the band returned to work with producer Connor Head. Inspired in equal parts by yacht rock, bedroom pop, and indie, they crafted a record that is ultimately about checking in with oneself during moments of change.