Peterborough’s PUPPET fill their debut album with these portentous visions, writ large in slow, intentional builds with a doomy, distant-thunder-boom darkness that occasionally explode into thrashing climaxes.”

Gabe Pollock

Bio

PUPPET is a prog-rock calculator, dipped in experimental psychedelic syrup with flakes of metal that was found just outside the solar system. 

PUPPET (Peterborough, ON) began when Jake Bartoli (vocals/guitar) and Darren Zunde (bass) met at an open mic and decided to start a band on the spot. The difficult-to-describe music that arose from their meeting was as organic as the carrots in your local health food store. Their debut album Z was a DIY effort that was released in 2016. Since then, they have been playing shows around Ontario and constantly progressing their writing styles by steeping odd-time signatures and non-traditional song structures into their musical cup of tea. Near the end of 2017, what felt like a missing piece of the puzzle, was filled by Victor Karwacki (drums) with his thunderous and complex drumming. 

2018 saw PUPPET record their sophomore studio album Ignorant Immortals, which was released on Halloween.

Darren, Vic and Jake

Photo by Christian Donadel

Darren, Vic and Jake

Photo by Christian Donadel