Lakelse (pronounced lake-else) is an independent and alternative rock band based out of Victoria, BC. Formed in late 2014 by singer/guitarist Nash Park, bassist Sam Dunn, guitarist Graham Schibli, keyboardist Caitlyn Norman-Kovalick and percussionist Cam Harper. Hoping to incite self-reflection and a collective celebration Lakelse’s sound uses a combination of heavy, slow moving guitar riffs layered with grandiose synthesizer, and honest, soaring lyrics. Intending to blend dramatic intimacy with explosive dynamics Lakelse’s sound puts the listener in a place of both comfort and unease. These intentions are ever present in their first official release, The Prospect of the Dream EP.
Lakelse is currently focused on writing their first full length studio album. Using the lessons learned from writing and recording The Prospect of the Dream EP Lakelse’s newest venture is one they can’t wait to share.
Island Eyes is Victoria, BC's Derek Janzen. Formerly working under the name Wand, he recently felt the need
to change the name due to confusion involving another band with the same name. Derek has been quietly recording and releasing homemade alternative music from his home since 2008 and has been operating out of Victoria, BC for nearly five years. Over the years he's played with some great acts, including Mount Eerie, Frog Eyes, Blackout Beach, Cousins, and Chet.
The solo project of Niq Jy of Teenage Wedding.