“Last November we sent the demo of this song to our dear friend and sound engineer Andrea Cajelli. We wanted his precious feedback because although we were proud of the song we were worried it didn’t sound “Peter Kernel” enough.

He answered us instantly saying “this is a fucking masterpiece guys! And the next time someone says you sound like Sonic Youth you can shove this in their face”. We were totally surprised. His over exaggerated reaction for this song gave us the strength to continue exploring new sounds and solutions.

Andrea passed away shortly after, and it took us a lot of time to regain the capability to take decisions and to believe in other people. So we decided to learn how to record ourselves. And we did. But we were then very lucky to have found Jeff Knowler that took care of our recordings and completed the mix.

Here it is. A song about life. The horribly amazing life or the terribly fantastic life.  These are points of views, moments or periods in time we try to communicate in the song through different impressions and scenarios all in one melody. This song means a lot to us.”

– Barbara & Aris

“There’s Nothing Like You” released September 27th, 2017, is the first single taken from the album “The Size Of The Night” by Peter Kernel, On The Camper Records. The single is available on 7” vinyl as of December 2017.


Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian post punk band formed in 2006 by graphic designer Aris Bassetti (Swiss) and filmmaker Barbara Lehnhoff (Canadian).

The two met in visual communications school in Switzerland and quickly launched the band and their own label On The Camper Records. Throughout the years they have been well noted for their clever and witty humour in communication and DIY approach.

In 2008 they were invited by Spencer Krug from the Canadian band Wolf Parade to open their UK and European tour. With the release of their 2nd album ‘White Death & Black Heart’ in collaboration with French label Africantape the band received a particularly warm welcome in France, launching Peter Kernel straight into the heart of the European musical scene.

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, The Great Escape in the UK, and in 2018 will be on stage at Eurosonic in NL.

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.

In 2017 they were nominated as Best Live Act at the Swiss Live Talents. The same year they started an orchestral version of the band called Peter Kernel & Their Wicked Orchestra, rearranging their songs for piano, harp, cello, harmonium and viola.

On March 7th 2018 they will release their 4th Album entitled ‘The Size Of The Night’.

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