Peter Kernel‘s new single, “Men of the Women”, is extraordinarily exciting release in anticipation of their new album “The Size of The Night” due out on 9 March 2018. Featuring singer Barbara Lenhoff’s distant, almost disinterested vocals over an insistent bass line and an anthemic chorus that has an exotic Eastern European tone, this song has an ominous, foreboding feel that recalls the attitude and swagger of bands like The Kills or Elastica. It is dark, gothic and gorgeous.
The accompanying video, captured by concert goers at a live performance, is both moody and cool:
Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian post punk band formed in 2006 by graphic designer Aris Bassetti (Swiss) and filmmaker Barbara Lehnhoff (Canadian).
In the past years Peter Kernel have played over 600 concerts across Europe and Canada, in a variety of different venues and festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, the fashion week in Milan, Paleo Festival, The HMV Forum in London, Les Rockomotives Festival in France and The Great Escape in the UK. In 2016 they were nominated for the Swiss Music Grand Prix. The same year they scored the music for the film ‘Il Nido’, by the Swiss Peruvian film director Klaudia Reynicke. The film was world premiered at Locarno International Film Festival 2016.