Bernice

Bernice is the experimental pop vessel of musician/songwriter Robin Dann and her longtime collaborators Thom Gill (keyboards, guitar), Philippe Melanson (e-percussion and drums), Daniel Fortin (bass) and Felicity Williams (voice). Together and apart, they have performed with Martha Wainwright, Andy Shauf, Lido Pimienta, Bahamas, KNOWER, and Beverly Glenn Copeland among many others, which led to them being referred in the press as “Toronto’s ever-evolving backing band.”

In their own right, however, they have repeatedly proved to be far more than the sum of their considerable parts. Bernice’s Polaris Prize-nominated 2018 LP Puff: In the air without a shape received major international attention, described as an “analytical, self-dissecting monument to ephemerality” by The New York Times, and “a fascinating musical conversation” that blends pop and R&B influences with C86 aesthetics by Pitchfork, alongside high praise from outlets like NPR, FADER, and Stereogum, and many more.

Nearly three years on from that release (for Bernice a rapid turnaround by comparison to the seven-year gap between their 2011 debut and Puff), the band return with their third full-length, Eau de Bonjourno, out March 5 from Telephone Explosion and figureeight records.

(Photo Credit: Colin Medley)

@saintberenice

thank you @martha.wainwright, Morgan, Stephane, Nico, Thom & Phil and thank you my own body for getting us through… https://t.co/mEafNyp6lz

1 year ago

Talks

Explore the World of Rot with Bernice and Kalbells

By Bernice | March 4, 2021

Explore the World of Rot with Bernice and Kalbells

The experimental pop bands dive deep on how their trash collecting hobbies influence their songwriting, and much more.