5 Songs, 19 Minutes


About Chic Gamine

Harmonious with a killer cool style, Winnipeg- and Montreal-based band Chic Gamine sound like a '60s girl group as imagined by Quentin Tarantino. Formed in 2007, the group were originally known for their unique instrumentation with four voices (Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks, Annick Bremault, and Ariane Jean) plus one drummer (Sacha Doud) delivering most of the music. Their 2008 self-titled album earned them a 2009 Juno Award for best Roots Album, and in 2010 their sophomore LP, City City, was nominated in the same category. In 2013, the U.S. compilation Closer rounded up remastered and remixed tracks from their first two albums, while 2014 saw them get in the holiday spirit with the EP Christmas, Vol. 1. Founding member Ariane Jean left that same year and was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Benoit Morier. With a bigger, broader sound, the band partnered with Montreal producer/engineer Sébastien Blais-Montpetit and released their third album, Light a Match, in 2015. ~ David Jeffries




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