Reset (Canadian band)

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Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Punk rock,[1] skate punk
Years active 1993—present
Labels Cruzar Media, 2112, Indy
Associated acts Simple Plan
Members Philippe Jolicoeur
Steven Drudi
Justin Brandreth
Adrian White
Past members Pierre Bouvier
Chuck Comeau
Jean-Sébastien Boileau
David Desrosiers
Dave Barbaccia
Claude Plamondon
Martin Gendreau

Reset is a punk rock band that formed in 1993 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Reset was formed in 1993 by Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau when they were 14 years old. The original band members were Pierre Bouvier (vocals), Philippe Jolicoeur (guitar and vocals), Chuck Comeau (drums) and Jean-Sébastien Boileau (bass). The original name for the band was Roach, but as another Canadian band was using this name, the band members decided to change theirs to Reset.

The band's first full length album, No Worries, released in 1997, was recorded at Le Studio Morin-Heights and produced by Rod Shearer. The band shot a video clip for the single "Why?". In 1998, the band lineup changed. Bouvier took Boileau's place in playing bass and a new member, Adrian White from Vancouver, replaced Comeau as drummer after a conflict between Bouvier and Comeau (see song Friend - 1999).

In 1999, the band released No Limits, which was co-written by Adrian White. This album was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by Greg Reely. Three video clips were filmed for No Limits: "Pollution", "Pressure", and "My Dream and I". Shortly after the filming of "Pressure", Bouvier left Reset to reacquaint with Comeau and form Simple Plan. David Desrosiers replaced Bouvier in 2000 but only stayed with the band for six months, being recruited by Simple Plan members to fill their bass spot.

In 2003, Reset released a third album, Radioactive. The album was produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Philippe Jolicoeur. This is the first album that Phil produced with his own record label, Indy Rekordz Inc. "Choke" and "Kyoto" are the singles and the new video clips for that album. On "Kyoto", Reset speaks about Kyoto Protocol.

In March 2008, they released their fourth album No Intensity. This album is similar to their first album No Worries, with anti-government songs like "Corrupted To The Bone", "Redemption" and "Papillon". The latter song is based on Papillon by Henri Charrière, an autobiography relating Charrière's numerous imprisonments and escapes from French penal colonies. The single for this album is the song 'No Intensity'. The album is produced by Rod Shearer, who also produced No Worries and the band's demo CD Concerned.

Over the years Reset participated in five Canadian tours and three American tours, the 1997, 2000 and 2006 Vans Warped Tour in North America. Reset has played with bands such as Green Day, MxPx, NOFX, Pennywise, Millencolin, Lagwagon, Face to Face, Strung Out, and Ten Foot Pole.

In March 2009, the band performed a special show with their original line-up for Musique Plus's (French Much Music) punk rock show 1-2-3 Punk! 10th anniversary. They played with GrimSkunk, The Sainte Catherines, Vulgaires Machins, The Planet Smashers and Subb.[2]

Phil Jolicoeur said the band will hopefully release a new album in summer 2012. The album, named "The Antidote", was later released in November 2012 through Cruzar Media.[3]

Band members[edit]

  • Philippe Jolicoeur - lead vocals, guitar (1993–present)
  • Adrian White - drums, guitar, keyboards, samples, backing vocals (1998–2001) (2010–present)
  • Justin Brandreth - bass (2011–present)
  • Steven Drudi - guitar (2012–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Pierre Bouvier - lead vocals (1993–1999), bass (1998-1999)
  • Chuck Comeau - drums (1993–1998)
  • Jean-Sébastien Boileau - bass (1993–1998)
  • David Desrosiers - bass/lead, vocals (2000)
  • Dave Barbaccia - bass, vocals (2005)
  • Claude Plamondon - bass, vocals (2005–2010)
  • Martin Gendreau - drums (2005–2010)
  • Matt Kapuszczak - lead vocals, guitar (2010–2011)
  • Julien Bédard - bass (2010-2011)


Studio albums[edit]

  1. Everyday
  2. Why?
  3. Go Away
  4. I'm a Man
  5. Hope
  6. T.K.O.
  7. Stolen Land
  8. A Matter of Rights
  9. Concern
  10. Right or Wrong
  11. Holy War
  12. United we Stand Tall
  1. I know
  2. Pollution
  3. Planet Earth
  4. My dream and I
  5. Let me go
  6. Pressure
  7. The End
  8. What now ?
  9. Blew it off
  10. Wide Open
  11. Big Brother
  12. Friend
  13. Double Cross + Self Destructive
  1. Choke
  2. Picture Perfect
  3. Virtuality
  4. Moonlight
  5. Kyoto
  6. Sky and Skull
  7. Eyeball
  8. Free Fall
  9. Cutie Pie
  10. Amnesia
  11. Sea Shell
  12. Brainscan
  13. Infiniti
  1. Corrupted to the bone
  2. Sadness & and Sorrow
  3. No Intensity
  4. Communicate with me
  5. Smash it up
  6. Break Point
  7. Sandman song
  8. Redemption
  9. Letter go
  10. Better days
  11. Ground Zero
  12. We believe
  13. Gen X
  14. High Moon
  15. Papillon
  1. My favorite enemy
  2. Demonik lies
  3. Unity
  4. New logik
  5. Zero gravity
  6. Seeing red
  7. Heart attack
  8. Wasted time
  9. Intifada
  10. Mindbenders
  11. Conformity

Demo tapes[edit]

  1. Wagon
  2. Go Away
  3. T.K.O.
  4. American Way (Live)



  1. ^ Diehl, Matt. My So-Called Punk: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Distillers, Bad Religion—How Neo-Punk Stage-Dived Into the Mainstream. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-33781-0. 
  2. ^ Reset Will Play Special Show With Original Line-Up. Noise Press. Retrieved 2009-03-02[dead link]
  3. ^[dead link]

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