White Death & Black Heart
[engl] Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian art-punk trio including Aris Bassetti (guitar, voice, graphic designer), Barbara Lehnhoff (bass, voice, filmmaker) and Ema Matis (drums, drummer). Inspired by a love story PK are engagingly intimate and in a primitive and sexy manner reinterpret pop music. The band initially got together in 2005 to write the soundtrack for the experi- mental musical Like A Giant In A Towel (Locarno International Film Festival 2006), directed by bass player Barbara. In 2008 PK releases 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. Suddenly PK are invited by Spencer Krug from the canadian band Wolf Parade (Sub Pop) to open for their European tour in September 2010. They soon share stages in venues such as the Hmv Forum (London), Thekla (Bristol), Point Ephèmere (Paris)... Throughout 2009/2010, to blow off steam PK explore the theme of improvisa- tion and in February 2011 in collaboration with a number of friend artists, they release the audiovisual experiment Il Pomeriggio Non Si Sa Mai Bene Cosa Fare (12’ vinyl + the video Man & Nature, On the Camper Records). During the 2010 christmas holidays PK record twelve new songs for their second album. The new record White Death & Black Heart will be released on October 3rd 2011 under the French label Africantape. Throughout the years Peter Kernel shared stages with inspiring bands such as Mogwai, Cat Power, Enon, Shannon Wright, Wolf Parade, Why?, The Notwist, Sunset Rubdown, Gregor Samsa and many more...and performed at clubs and festivals such as Hmv Forum (London), Thekla (Bristol), Glee (Birmingham) 59 :1 (Munich) Point Ephèmere (Paris), Soundlabs Fes- tival (Abruzzo), Paleo Festival (Nyon), Bad Bonn Kilbi (Düdingen), Cully Jazz Festival (Cully) and many more.