Karkwa is a Canadian indie rock group from Montreal, Canada.
Formed in 1998, the group consists of vocalist and guitarist Louis-Jean Cormier, keyboardist François Lafontaine, bass guitarist Martin Lamontagne, percussionist Julien Sagot and drummer Stéphane Bergeron.
After reaching the final stages of the Francouvertes contest in 2001, the band released its debut album, Le pensionnat des établis, in 2003. The album’s single “Poisson cru” reached the top of Quebec’s campus radio charts, and was named the best album of the year by two critics for Montreal’s alternative weekly Voir.
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