In 2006, Jean-Philippe Sauvé (aka Jay Pea) launches Arrivals and Departures, to immediate critical acclaim. That same year, the songwriter meets producer Vincent Blain, known for his work with Polipe, Navet Confit and L’indice. For some years, both musicians take their time to leisurely polish the demo of what will become a great new band on the Montreal scene: Feathership. Their buddies join for fun -- Gregory Leclair-Paquet (ex-guitarist from The Stills), Mathieu Vézio (drummer for Mille Monarques and L’indice) and Étienne Rocheleau (bassist member of L’indice).
For a brief moment in the spring of 2009, Feathership was the most talked-about rookie indie band from Montreal, releasing at the time a six-track mini-album that made critics predict the band would soon break out onto the international scene.
Although initially described as a super-group made up of musicians from various prominent bands, the project eventually morphed into a two-piece collaboration between singer-songwriter Jean-Philippe Sauvé and producer/multi instrumentist Vincent Blain, backed by a host of renowned collaborators (including, Gabriella Hook, Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier).
On Howl, Feathership’s first full-length album, the creative duo display their full range of studio artistry. Lining up one tuneful folktale after the other in contrasting tones, reminiscent of the playful experimentations of Devendra Banhart, Patrick Watson or Beirut.