Ketman challenges today's lethargic and trite music scene with quick-to-the-point live shows confronting the audience with a no-holds-barred musical onslaught highlighted by intuitive melodic insight and a varried stylistic approach.


Having released their Debut EP DOBRZE, the band played shows, shows and more shows up and down the East Coast. After that, a decision was made to abandon the full capacity of its recording studio with which they made DOBRZE and experiment with the rough and rugged sound of a 4-track cassette recorder. The final product is an EP titled Esperanto. Written and recorded in a span of two months, it is a stripped down, honest representation of the band. A west coast tour followed the EP's release. Fall 2006 was spent preparing 23 songs for demoing in December. From those demos, 15 songs were chosen for a full length album palyed in its entirety every night on a tour of the south in February. Two days after returning, The band began recording its first full legnth with Ethan Dussault at New Alliance studio in Cambridge, MA. During the search for a proper supporting label for the as-yet untitled full length, the band wrote and recorded a new EP titled GOLDEN FICTION which saw a July release. With a newly purchased van and a successful West Coast summer tour supporting the new EP (their 7th tour), plans for an east coast leg and the first European tour are in motion now.

Ketman likes The Minutemen, Joan Jett, Iron Maiden, Cole Porter, Helms, Ho-Ag, Big Bear and many other creative individuals and groups who have inspired them to cram into a jeep with drums tied to the roof and drive around barking at people in different cities while subsisting on canned corn. They've been compared to Mission of Burma, Unwound and the Cramps (one time Vinnie Vegas in san pedro said so) and hope that the people who said this were not lying.


"Golden Fiction"
released July 2007
single: chapter 4 available on the Boston Phoenix website as Mp3 of the week july 2007

EP released July 2006
Noise magazine Chart position #12 compiled from local Boston radio stations
"Hideout from the Sun" single featured as MP3 of the week Boston Phoenix july 2006:

EP released October 2006

Set List

striclty 30 minute sets. 10-15 songs