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Strictly New Bands (No.44): Peace


Hometown: Birmingham

Peace consist of two brothers Harrison Koisser (vocals, guitar) and Sam Koisser (bass), as well as Dominic Boyce (drums) and Douglas Castle (guitar). Peace have only been together for a little while (since last year to be precise), but their unique doom sound, which mixes tense tropical pop together with heavy chaotic math strings, has earnt Peace support slots with indie guitar heroes The Vaccines, Blood Orange and Tame Impala

Peace’s sound bounces like melodic dark techno indie. Their Debut track ‘Bblood’ feels like it has been maculated with Foals signature math rock sound and Ellery Roberts’ of Wu Lyf fame vocals.Peace make the lyrics very understandable, but retain Wu Lyf’s the wavey backbone. The band have self produced all their demos and are playing at all the ‘coolest’ you should have been there parties. Having been firm favourites on the under-the-radar Birmingham scene, alongside Swim Deep and Troumaca, Peace have finally expanded out of Birmingham’s ‘cult movement’ scene, with intense touring around the UK.

‘Bblood’ was promising. It singled them out as more than just another math rock band, they actually feel like they know what they are doing…but oh no Peace went on to surprise everyone with different musical direction on current track  ‘Follow Baby’, which is crashing with edgy riffs. (Out in April via Deadly People Recordings)

Peace, are no strangers to a bit of darkened trouble, on the way to one of their gigs in Manchester, the band had their equipment robbed from their van, how classy Hackney, how classy. As much as Peace say they are influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin and disco music, I can never agree completely; Peace like many new up and coming bands are jumping onto the mysterious-band bandwagon, having said that, Peace are an awesome band to get your ears into. Simone F


For Fans Of: Foals, Wu Lyf, The Maccabees.


Catch Peace play Camden Crawl and Brighton’s Great Escape this summer, for all things Tropical 



Author: Simone

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