As multi-instrumentalist Etienne Hamel’s most recent project (his previous ventures include Les Nitrates de Madame Mimieux, Les Thèmes, amongst other bands whose degrees of obscurity vary), Nicolet is a proud representative of a strange and stimulating era that offers penniless creators the possibility of giving shape to their imagination.
After the release, during the spring of 2014, of an introspective and dreamy first EP called « Le Quatrième », Nicolet undertakes a slow metamorphosis. The once one-man-band leaves behind it’s initial state to become a collective effort.
On stage, Nicolet is henceforth composed of a core of five musicians, who are occasionally accompanied by special guests. The band offers dense pieces that explore universal and down to earth themes such as bicycling, the price of food and the smell of yeast.