The Never Surprise has changed a lot in a small amount of time. Born in Vancouver, of a collaboration between David Gaudet and Nick Eakins in 2011, the initial harmony driven indie folk ideas have given way to more electric indie rock musings. Eakins's departure from the band in 2013 was an identity shift, and Gaudet is now the band's sole creative force, though he's not alone in his pursuits. Gaudet counts himself lucky to be joined by some great musicians from Vancouver. Andrew Braun (Roccocode), Robbie Driscol (Hannah Georgas), Niko Friesen (The Zolas) form the core of the band. Other contributors include Adam Nanji (The Belle Game) and Zoe Fitch (Colourful Language).