Mal Fantôme is an indie rock band, from Quebec city, Canada. It was founded by Charles-Edouard Boivin (vocals and guitar) and Jacques deVarennes (bass). Both met in 2008 while in 21 Grams, a power trio that released a four song EP (Orange) before disbanding and forming Mal Fantôme in 2010. Ike Barsalou (drums) joined the band a few months after the release of Half Empty / Half Full (2018 – Mal Fantôme’s first album) and Marc Rivest (guitar) got on board soon after.
Mal Fantôme is quite unique in many ways. The band has a strong identity both sonically and visually and creates everything on its own – from songs to videos, clever merchandising to innovative marketing efforts, Mal Fantôme does everything to stand out, including inviting high profile musical guests to their fans delight. For HOT, the new EP of four songs released in june 2023, the band started offering two beers in collaboration with Madawaska Microbrewery proving once more it has a distinctive vision to what an indie rock band is all about.
The band is currently preparing LOVE HOTEL its third album set to be released in early 2024.
Here are some key moments we documented throughout the years. We’re counting on bringing you more music, more videos, more everything in the upcoming months. We’ve never had as much fun making music as we do now and we have no intention to stop anytime soon.
Thanks for the ride.