“Five Minutes With” Montreal Ambient/Dream Pop Duo Best Fern

Best Fern is a Montreal Ambient/Dream Pop Duo formed by Nick Schofield and NYC’s Alexia Avina who recently released their debut EP “On and On”. We spoke with them to find out more about their influences and projects.

Best Fern
Best Fern. Photo by: Hugo Bernier


Best Fern


Ambient/Dream Pop



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Earth then Air

Latest Single:

On and On

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Nick: Metallica

Alexia: Linkin Park

Favourite musician now:

Nick: Charli XCX

Alexia: Bjork

Guilty pleasure song:

Nick: 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood

Alexia: Pieces of Me (Ashlee Simpson)

Live show ritual:

Nick: Post-show late night food

Alexia: Either eat crazy early or late dinner so to not eat too close to singing

Favourite local musician:

Nick: Thanya Iyer

Alexia: Cedric Noel

EP or LP?

Nick: LP

Alexia: Both!

Early bird or night owl?

Nick: Night owl

Alexia: Early

Road or studio?

Nick: Studio

Alexia: Studio definitely

Any shows or albums coming up?

New album Earth Then Air out now via Backward Music Group

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Instagram


Rapid Fire Montréal Qs

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Nick: Larry’s

Alexia: Resonance RIP

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Nick: Saint-Viateur, for all the good food

Alexia: Park, so classic, or St Laurent

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Nick: The mountain, for the sun through the trees

Alexia: Père-Marquette, for the chillest vibes, favourite pool too

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Nick: PHI Centre

Alexia: Casa del Popolo

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Nick: Moog Audio

Alexia: Honestly I didn’t frequent one enough to say



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