FET.NAT


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FET.NAT creates a bombastic mix of left-field punk, free jazz, trip-hop, and precise noise. The Hull, Quebec four-piece is built up of Olivier Fairfield on drums, Pierre-Luc Clement on guitars, Linsey Wellman on saxophone, and punctuated by the nihilistic franglais poetics of vocalist JFNO. His lyrical outbursts evoke the absurdist humour of American Wrestling and kung fu movies, while carrying forward the torch of the Rock In Opposition movement. Known for fiery live performances lifted by their borderline theatrical antics, FET.NAT transcends language and province, reorganizing overlapping nations into a carnival of levitating and confounding grooves.

FET.NAT Le Mal Hull 2018
Le Mal, the band's first full-length album since Poule mange poule, FET.NAT turns concept on its head and submerges in its own upside-downside-up world. An illusory mirror image of itself, Le Mal is comprised of 5 pieces on one side and of MIDI interpretations of the same pieces on the other. The result is a full-player record of discernible variety, with warped lyrics telling two same-but-different tales, underscored by instrumentals of menacing restraint, hushed polyrhythms, and a dire sense of elation. Le Mal shows a band of seemingly limitless talent revelling in the unsettling murkiness of machines and poetry. Le Mal is exceptionally crafted, with meticulous attention to space and detail, yet precariously nesting on a bomb of potential energy. Or not.

CONTACT: MARILYNE@MOTHLAND.COM

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On their second proper album, the already-bizarre Quebec experimentalists splice and reformulate their DNA to become even more aggressively strange.
Exercise exposes the body as a machine, locking limbs into controlled motions without the conscious direction of the mind. Fitting for an album with a treadmill on the cover, on Le Mal, the bilingual psycho-jazz punk-funk quartet FET.NAT likewise give themselves over to mechanistic processes. They’ve essentially made two records from the same material: Le Mal’s first side features five songs performed by the band, while its back half is dedicated to MIDI reinterpretations—or degradations—of four of them.
— PITCHFORK (LE MAL, 7.3/10)
So much fun that it was spilling out over the all-smiling crowd in waves.
— Exclaim!
The band’s sporadic and often chaotic performance is a marvel that fearless creativity can lead to undeniable originality.
— The Line of Best Fit
FET.NAT is basically constructing their own language
— Toronto Star

Landmark Concerts

Shared Stage with 
 Efrim Menuck

FESTIVALS
Juin 2018 - Ottawa international Jazz Festival, Ottawa ON
Juin 2018 – Festivoix, Trois-Rivières Qc
Juillet 2017 – River and sky Festival, Sudbury ON
Juillet 2017 – OFF Fest, Québec Qc
Juin 2017 – Ottawa explosion week end, Ottawa ON
Juin 2017 – Tone festival, Toronto ON
Mai 2017 – Obey convention, Halifax NS
Mai 2017 – Distorsion Psych Fest, Montreal Qc
Mars 2017 – Résidence artistique à DAIMON, Hull Qc
Décembre 2016 – M pour Montréal, Montréal Qc
Juin 2016 - Les Francofolies de Montréal, Montréal Qc
Mai 2016 - Grickel Grass festival, London ON
Mai 2016 - Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville –
Victoriaville, Qc
Fevrier 2016 - Megaphono festival, Ottawa ON
Septembre 2015 - Guelph international Jazz Festival, Guelph ON
Aout 2015 – UP HERE FEST, Sudbury ON
Aout 2015 - Arboretum festival, Ottawa ON
Juillet 2015 - Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa ON
Avril 2015 - KAZOO! Fest, Guelph ON
Février 2015 - Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Ottawa ON
Septembre 2014 - POP Montréal, Montréal Qc
Aout 2013 - Arboretum festival, Ottawa Ont
Juillet 2012 - Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa ON
Juin 2012 - DTOX rockfest, Montebello Qc