Joliette is a Mexican hardcore band. Frontman Fernando Obregon delivers harsh, guttural screams in his native tongue to add an exotic spin on the genre. This approach is where Joliette’s unique appeal lies. They’re incredibly tight, perfection-driven performers who were forced to hone chops in order to break out of a competitive urban scene. Their breakdowns, chugs, and solos are tinged with danceable edge; the kind of foot-stomping that accompanies backyard hangouts guised in dingy basement wear. Joliette employs an array of influences; stark and unpredictable transitions range from deep post-rock builds, to jazzy chords, to crunchy, gnarled distortion. Watch the quartet perform tracks from their incredible debut album, Principia, along with some fresh b-sides.
Gabriel Mendoza – Drums
Juan Pablo “JP” Castillo – Guitar
Fernando Obregon – Guitar and Vocals
Gaston Prado – Bass and Vocals