Having made an instant impact with their debut single ‘Follow Baby’, PEACE have gained early support throughout Radio 1 and received praise from critics across the board, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Columbia Records who have now snapped the quartet up. The band celebrated their singing with a billboard in their hometown of Birmingham (see above).
"Signing with Columbia means that we are going to pour our everything over the next whatever into creating a record & basically no one can stop us. Not reality nor consequence. It’s a bit like getting knocked up. We just had some unprotected sex with Columbia & we’re keeping it.We demanded a billboard from the label kind of as a joke and they 100% pulled through. It’s one of those moments where the joke goes just far enough before someone gets hurt. No one is hurting."
Not shy of a tour, the 4-piece have been on the road consistently since the start of the year, with their own headline tour, a European tour with the Manic Street Preachers and a UK-wide support slot with the Mystery Jets ending with a triumphant show at Brixton Academy. Recent sets at the Camden Crawl and Great Escape have gone down a storm and their stint around the live circuit wont be slowing down with a new festival dates announced from June onwards (full dates below).
Check out a visual round-up of the bands life on the road below
The b-side to debut single ‘Follow Baby’ is now available for your enjoyment, ‘Li’l Echo’ was written and produced by frontman Harrison Kossier and further demonstrates their songwriting prowess and combined influences, as Harrison explains;
Listen to Li’l Echo below
"For the B side to Follow Baby we created a song which is dark & slower & whippier. Sometimes I think it’s so straightforward. Sometimes I think it’s confusing but if you open your soul, maybe there’s a place for it. Maybe there isn’t? Maybe that’s the point."
Peace have fused an intoxicating mix of styles together to create something new, exciting and hard to categorise, and are tipped to lead the way for an exciting new generation of British guitar music.
02/06 – Dot To Dot Festival – Bristol
03/06 – Dot to Dot Festival – Nottingham
04/06 – Dot to Dot Festival – Manchester
20/06 – Flèche D"or – Paris, France
26/06 – HMV Institute – Birmingham (w/ Editors)
08/07 – Loung on the Farm Festival – Canterbury
15/07 – Latitude Festival – Southwold
20/07 – The Hub – Darlington
21/07 – Tramlines Festival – Sheffield
24/08 – Durrr @ Village Underground – London
15/09 – Southsea Festival – Southsea