Having created what can only be described as a sort of mania amongst Britain’s indie-youth with the release of their second album, Happy People, in February, Peace today release the video for their latest single ‘Gen Strange’, due to impact 14th June.
Peace fan Peter Crouch makes his acting debut in a David and Goliath story that sees The Toadz (Peace’s rebellious band-alter ego) take on Crouch and his cronies after the Premier League footballer shouts “emo” at Harry. Peace exact revenge on Crouchie et al before tearing up the countryside on scooters and sugary drinks in true Peace style.
It’s been a hectic start to the year for the band who completed a 29 date tour of the UK selling over 10,000 tickets in March and with a string of shows announced for September/October, as well as festival dates confirmed for Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, T in the Park and Liverpool Sound City, 2015 doesn’t seem to be slowing down for them.
Peace’s affiliation with the youth of today is no better exemplified than at these frenzied live shows. Waves of eager crowd-surfers routinely climb over security fences and audiences sway in sync, all vying to get as close to the alluring singer and songwriter Harry Kossier as possible. Sing-alongs and circle pits are mandatory, plus unexpected renditions of songs like Led Zeppelin’s ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ and old favourite, a rework of trance anthem ‘1998’ by Binary Finary.
On ‘Gen Strange’, Harry delves into the relationship between the people of this generation and the technology that is so imposing on day-to-day lives. The song couples together Harry’s inquisitive and self-reflective song-writing style with his ability to personify punchy Britpop hooks and choruses.
This Summer will see Harry (vocals/Guitar), Sam (Bass), Doug (Guitar) and Dom (Drums) bring their jovial energy, and hoards of loyal fans, to the festival calendar, with shows at Reading & Leeds, T In The Park and Liverpool Sound City all confirmed so far, and a major UK tour in Sept/October.
Harrison Koisser, vocals / guitar / keys – 23 yrs
Doug Castle, guitar – 23 yrs
Dom Boyce, drums/vox – 24 yrs
Sam Koisser, bass/vox – 25 yrs
Sun 24th May – Liverpool Sound City
Fri 26th June - Glastonbury
Sun 12th July – T In The Park
Fri 28th Aug – Reading Festival
Sat 29th Aug – Leeds Festival
Thurs Sept 24th, Liverpool 02 Academy
Fri Sept 25th, Middlesbrough Empire
Sat Sept 26th, Glasgow Arches
Thurs Oct 1st, Manchester Academy
Fri Oct 2nd, Nottingham Rock City
Sat Oct 3rd, Cardiff Great Hall
Mon Oct 5th, Cambridge The Junction
Tues Oct 6th, Leicester 02 Academy
Weds Oct 7th, Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Fri Oct 9th, London 02 Academy Brixton
Sat Oct 10th, Wolverhampton Civic Hall