Five Minutes With: Vancouver Alt Rock Band The Jins

While building off the ‘90s-crushed guitar rock of The Jin’s Death Wish EP (2019), with a bit more room to breathe on the upcoming, 10- song It’s a Life— recorded in Vancouver with producer Dave Genn (54-40)—the trio also detour through cello-emboldened fields of Americana (“Clementine”), gloom-laden proto-psych (“Jin Sabbath”) and life-contemplating alt-ballads (“Crossroads”). With a new album now on the horizon, The Jins are planning to tour for the first time since Death Wish’s “She Said” unexpectedly took off on TikTok and brought the band to an even bigger streaming audience (the song is 7.5 million and counting on Spotify). The Jins are Ben Larsen (vocals, guitar), Hudson Partridge (bass) and Jamie Warnock (drums, vocals).

The Jins


Ben of The Jins


Alt Rock

# of Albums:

2 albums

Latest Album:

It’s A Life (rel. June 2023)

Latest Single:

“Feel It Inside”

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

The Beatles

Favourite musician now:

Syd Barrett

Guilty pleasure song:

Yellow – Coldplay

Live show ritual:

Drink cheap beer in the parking lot

Favourite local musician:

Daveed Saban

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?


Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

We have a new album “It’s a Life” out now on all streaming platforms!

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Tiktok | Youtube


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Greenhorn cafe

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Davie because it’s keeping it real

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Stanley Park… no need to explain why

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Rickshaw – great sightlines, supports the local scene

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Long and macquade


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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.