KEN mode is comprised of Jesse Matthewson (Guitar, Piano, Vocals), Shane Matthewson (Drums) and bassist Skot Hamilton. Formed in 1999, in Winnipeg, KEN mode cut their teeth in the early aughts with a pair of records 2003’s Mongrel and 2006’s Reprisal. The group would find breakout underground notoriety with their Juno award-winning album, 2011’s Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Code Orange) produced Venerable. This marked a decided shift for the band, embarking on an unrelenting touring schedule for the following 5 years; releasing two additional full lengths – 2013’s Entrench and 2015’s Success (both Juno-nominated and highly critically-acclaimed). Burnout was inevitable, and in 2016 the band took a step back to regroup. In 2017 the band began writing with a newfound focus and desire, in the most collaborative effort they have ever put together. - KENmode
Noise rock, punk, hardcore metal
Awards & Accolades
Juno for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year in 2012 for Venerable, and were Juno-nominated for 2013’s Entrench and 2015’s Success too.
1999 - present
Feathers And Lips
Counter culture complex
Jesse Matthewson (Guitar, Piano, Vocals), Shane Matthewson (Drums) and bassist Skot Hamilton