The Fernets
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The Fernets


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"Various Press"

“With clear influences from both the underground NY scene of the 60’s and 90’s acts like supergrass, The Fernets is one of the most exciting bands to have emerged from Tromsø in the latter years.”


“Armed with a healthy dose of arrogance, media savvyness and good live performances, The Fernets recived a lot of attention during by:Larm 2006.”


“The Fernets stands for quality and song oriented rock!”

“The band has found a fascinating front man, with a voice that will hold all the way to the Wembley arena, and have understood that people like catchy pop-rock a lá The Strokes”


“The Fernets dishes up with good retro-rock, performed with an abundance of confidence and charm”

“But there was also a very pleasant surprise in the form of the support act, a Tromsø five some called The Fernets. Never heard of them before but I was very taken by their catchy jangly pop. Hopefully I, and lots of you, will be hearing a lot more of them in the future.”

Nordic Noise

“The band has an incredible stage presence which transcends to the audience. They have a strong melodic drive and a front man who takes control. The jury considers The Fernets to have a quick rising curve in the future.”


- The Fernets Media


Their debut album was recorded in the summer of 2006 and was produced by Cato Thomassen of The Cato Salsa Experience and will be released in August of 2007. The first single is the immediate hit Life Was Gonna Be So Easy. The Fernets are featured Levi's sound compilation- and played on Norwegian National radiochannel NRK.



The Fernets

The Fernets are five swaggering young provocateurs from the city of Tromsø, Northern Norway. With stylish elegance and boisterous energy they deliver brilliantly simple and clever rock songs. After taking to Norwegian stages in 2005 the group has established themselves as a tight, cheerful and confident unit with a carefree detachment to the trials and tribulations often found in rock music. The Fernets’ upfront naivety and honesty reveals a strong celebratory quality in their music, which contains clear references to modern music legends like Supergrass and Razorlight. Drawing influences from the likes of The Velvet Underground, The Stone Roses and The Stooges they wield and control a powerful musical legacy perfected by The Hives and The Strokes before them.

The band was formed after meeting in a local pub, consuming the Italian spirit of Fernet Branca, from which they have taken their name. Despite the shambolic and disastrous side effects often associated to the drink, The Fernets have created an uncompromisingly bright and rowdy masterpiece from the aftermath of the bands initial union.

A live performance by The Fernets is a tour-de-force of young ambition and their reputation has grown rapidly as a consequence. Firstly due to the charismatic and Iggy-ish figure of lead singer Knut Bjørnar Ulriksen but also based on the quality and the depth of their song writing craftsmanship.

After winning the national unsigned competition Zoom in 2006, The Fernets toured the length of Norway . Their first single I Got No Time was on heavy rotation on the Norwegian radio channel Petre and NRK Lydverket made a short documentary following the band during by:Larm 2006. 2007 will be the defining year of their career as the band aims to skyrocket and explode into the stratosphere of popular music.

The Fernets is an intelligent rock n’ roll juggernaut, conquering with incredible ease, both eardrum and eyeball.