Persona Grata ― 2024 ― 00 000

PETER KERNEL

Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian post-pop-art-punk duo formed by Aris Bassetti and Barbara Lehnhoff.
They are working together and releasing their own music since 2005.
They started when Barbara asked Aris to write the music for her experimental musical Like A Giant In A Towel (Locarno International Film Festival 2006).

In 2008 PK released their first album How To Perform A Funeral, followed by The Ticket Ep on 10’’ vinyl in 2009, both for their own label On the Camper Records.

On October 3rd 2011, PK released White Death &Black Heart for On The Camper Records, in collaboration with French label Africantape. The album received a huge and warm welcoming across Europe and America, launching Aris and Barbara straight into the heart of the European musical scene.
After a few years on the road intensely touring, on January 19th 2015, they released their latest album Thrill Addict for their own label On the Camper Records. The album release show in Paris was sold out and after only a few months since its release Thrill Addict is already being reprinted.

In the past years Peter Kernel have played over 800 concerts across Europe and Canada. Their music is fully empty and simply complicated. It’s pop, it’s rock, it’s experimental and this is why they were called to play in many different situations like Paleo Festival or Montreux Jazz Festival, the fashion week in Milan, swimming pools, the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, heavy noise festivals, museums and concert halls like the HMV Forum in London or the Soundlabs Festival in a stadium in Italy.

In a very natural way Aris and Barbara express themselves through sounds and songs; sometimes they can be very sweet and other times they can be very intense and noisy. Their sense of melody has been recognised many times throughout the years from a variety of journalists.

In 2018 they released their 4th studio album The Size Of The Night. An important album considered by the audience and the media “one of the most beautiful of the band”.

In 2020 they released “Perseverance: 15 Years Of Peter Kernel”. A special double LP including demos, b-sides, unreleased tracks, live versions... to celebrate the anniversary.

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Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian post-pop-art-punk duo formed by Aris Bassetti and Barbara Lehnhoff.
They are working together and releasing their own music since 2005.
They started when Barbara asked Aris to write the music for her experimental musical Like A Giant In A Towel (Locarno International Film Festival 2006).

In 2008 PK released their first album How To Perform A Funeral, followed by The Ticket Ep on 10’’ vinyl in 2009, both for their own label On the Camper Records.

On October 3rd 2011, PK released White Death &Black Heart for On The Camper Records, in collaboration with French label Africantape. The album received a huge and warm welcoming across Europe and America, launching Aris and Barbara straight into the heart of the European musical scene.
After a few years on the road intensely touring, on January 19th 2015, they released their latest album Thrill Addict for their own label On the Camper Records. The album release show in Paris was sold out and after only a few months since its release Thrill Addict is already being reprinted.

In the past years Peter Kernel have played over 800 concerts across Europe and Canada. Their music is fully empty and simply complicated. It’s pop, it’s rock, it’s experimental and this is why they were called to play in many different situations like Paleo Festival or Montreux Jazz Festival, the fashion week in Milan, swimming pools, the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, heavy noise festivals, museums and concert halls like the HMV Forum in London or the Soundlabs Festival in a stadium in Italy.

In a very natural way Aris and Barbara express themselves through sounds and songs; sometimes they can be very sweet and other times they can be very intense and noisy. Their sense of melody has been recognised many times throughout the years from a variety of journalists.

In 2018 they released their 4th studio album The Size Of The Night. An important album considered by the audience and the media “one of the most beautiful of the band”.

In 2020 they released “Perseverance: 15 Years Of Peter Kernel”. A special double LP including demos, b-sides, unreleased tracks, live versions... to celebrate the anniversary.

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