Peter Kernel
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Peter Kernel

Agno, Ticino, Switzerland

Agno, Ticino, Switzerland
Band Alternative Rock


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2008 - How to perform a funeral
2009 - The Ticket EP
2011 - White Death & Black Heart



Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian art-punk project including
Aris Bassetti (guitar, voice, graphic designer) and Barbara Lehnhoff (bass, voice, filmmaker). Inspired by a love story, Peter Kernel play music anyone can play in an attempt to’ satisfy man’s basic human instinct: a beat, something loud and a few words. Primary rock.
The band initially got together in 2005 to write the soundtrack for the experimental 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.
Throughout 2009/2010, to blow off steam PK explore the theme of improvisation 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. June 1st they released the first single “Anthem Of Hearts” (on 7” vinyl + videoclip) for the french label Africantape. The new record “White Death & Black Heart” was released on October 3rd 2011 (Africantape+On the Camper records).
Throughout the years Peter Kernel shared stages with inspiring bands such as Mogwai, Blonde Redhead, Trans Am, 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 Festival (Abruzzo), Paleo Festival (Nyon), Bad Bonn Kilbi (Düdingen), Cully Jazz Festival (Cully) and many more…