Posted in music | streams | tour dates on December 12, 2012

by Bill Pearis


With their EP Delicious release of September 2012, Birmingham's Peace showcased four distinct sides to their musical personality. There was the twitchy Foals-like number; another harking back to the ragged blues-rock of The Doors. The EP was high in quality, but posed a question: just what do Peace really sound like?

2013 will provide the answer - although the shape this blossoming band settles on is likely to be left malleable. Comparisons to Vampire Weekend and Friendly Fires are impressive on-paper parallels. But Peace are hinting at something rather more singular, and they'll want to deliver music that connects with unique effect, rather than via echoes of recent past. - [BBC Sound of 2013]

UK group Peace (not to be confused with Vancouver punk band of the same name) are on the "longlist" for BBC's Sound of 2013 poll and their single "California Daze" came in at #13 on NME's Best Singles of 2012 list. As mentioned above, there's is a Foals-esque vibe to their music, but comparisons could be made to Mystery Jets as well. You can stream "California Daze" below and watch a few music videos as well, including one for their new single, "Wraith."

New Yorkers (or visitors to the area) who want to see what al the fuss is about in person will have that opportunity next week, as Peace are making a quick American visit to both coasts next week and will be in NYC on December 19 for two shows. They play a free early show (7PM) at Pianos, and will then head across the Williamsburg bridge to play Glasslands, opening for Touché, a show that also has Rarechild, and Night Shining on the bill. Tickets are still available. If you can't make it to those shows, Peace will be back in 2013 for SXSW which may include some non-Austin dates as well, we'll see.

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San Fermin

If you're going to that Pianos show and want to stick around, the show immediately after (doors at 8PM, but not free) features a headlining set from Brooklyn's San Fermin a group that features Ellis Ludwig-Leone who has worked (as an assistant to Nico Muhly) on arrangements for The National, Passion Pit, Sufjan Stevens, and more. Sam Fermin (that also features Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius) make music equally indebted to indie rock and theatre, and you can stream a track below which is from their self-titled debut, out in February 2013. The late show at Pianos also has Annie & the Beekeepers and Great Caesar on the bill and advance tickets ($8) are available.

Tour dates, videos are streams are below...


Peace - "Wraith"

Peace - "Bloodshake"

Peace - "Follow Baby"

Peace - "California Daze"

Peace (UK) - 2012 / 2013 Tour Dates
Dec 14 Plastic Palace Milano, Italy
Dec 17 Bardot Hollywood, CA Free
Dec 19 Pianos New York, NY Free
Dec 19 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY
Dec 22 The Rainbow Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 31 KOKO London, United Kingdom
Feb 07 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Feb 09 O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom
Feb 11 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 12 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Feb 13 O2 Academy Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom
Feb 16 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 19 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 20 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Feb 23 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom



Comments (12)

Finally, Peace in our time!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 6:24 PM

Who would have suspected that the name Peace was already being used by another band?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 7:15 PM

have a nice vacation

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:07 PM

Come on over to the states guys! We love the tunes and we love to rock it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:35 PM

very nice and cool,wish you have a good vacation.

Posted by Terry | December 12, 2012 9:53 PM

I wonder if the canadian peace will sue them so they start to go by peace uk or uk peace

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:53 PM

If i were Canadian peace, I'd snag "Canadian Peace" cuz that's a shit ton funnier.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 10:31 PM

very excited to see them in NY!... I'm reserving tickets now!

Posted by make money writing online | December 12, 2012 11:36 PM

Does anyone have the presale password for Rodriguez at Town Hall on April 10, 2013? It would be most appreciated.

Posted by Phil | December 13, 2012 10:10 AM

The 1990's are indeed here again..

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 10:36 AM

i may like Scalper Troll best of all the BV comment memes i'm forced to endure. but that's not really saying much.

Posted by Download Google Chrome 2013 | March 29, 2013 9:42 AM

Nice to see them coming to the united states.

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