Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ PEACE

PEACE are delivering some pretty clever and catchy tunes out of Birmingham, England. Their EP Delicious was recently released, and from my first listen of their killer track California Daze, I haven’t stopped listening. We caught up with the band to talk a little about their EP, touring, favourite bands and a few other interesting things worth taking a read!

AMBY: For those who haven’t heard of you, how would you describe your sound?

PEACE: Sweet, Dark, Shaky, Sexy?

AMBY: Your spectacular EP Delicious is out now, is there an album in the works?

PEACE: I can’t say anything (yes).

AMBY: Your EP cover always makes us crave a big slice of watermelon, so what’s the story behind it?

PEACE: The way I remember it is that I was on my way to a house party & picked up a watermelon to hollow out & drink from. I later said to a girl that I loved watermelon so much I was going to put it on a record cover. I’m a man of my word. Since then the girl has claimed it was all her idea..

AMBY: I’m not sure if it’s intentional, but I hear tons of Beatle-esque instrumentation in your track California Daze. Was that on purpose or do those harmonies simply come naturally? It’s gorgeous!

PEACE: Thank you. It all came really naturally. The Beatles are a band we’ve all been exposed to from a young age so I guess a bit might’ve crept through in that song. Who knows?

AMBY: We had the great chance of meeting the guys in Toronto, so I have to ask, what was touring with Mystery Jets like?

PEACE: It was great. We all love those guys. We had a really great time & they’ve kind of ended up like big brothers who we look up to. They party harder than us & get more chicks than us but we’re learning slowly.

AMBY: On the topic of touring, if you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

PEACE: I don’t know. America? Asia? Australia? Japan? Europe is always fun. I guess the whole world. It isn’t that big is it?

AMBY: What’s the best song of 2012 so far?

PEACE: Spector- Friday Night, Don’t Ever Let It End

AMBY: Who are some of PEACE’s influences?

PEACE: I think we’re influenced by everything that’s happened musically 1960 – 1997 & Moby.

AMBY: What trend in music do you find the most annoying?

PEACE: I don’t really get annoyed by music. Trends happen and it’s kinda weird/cool to think about how/why. It’s usually just like names though. I think the next trend will be flutes. Has that been a thing yet?

AMBY: Who are some of your favourite bands at the moment?

PEACE: I’m really into all our friends’ bands, Swim Deep, Spector, O Children, Splashh, Mystery Jets. Also RHCP

AMBY: What do you do outside of music for fun?

PEACE: I like to go to clubs that play House & Techno. Sometimes it’s nice to escape band stuff. Mind you that’s still music. I watched 3 episodes of the O.C yesterday…

AMBY: Lastly, tell me something about the band that no one knows yet!

PEACE: Ok.. For our first 3 shows Me & Doug used to roll around on the floor hugging before we went onstage. I used to call him Mr Snuggles I think. I can’t remember properly.

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PEACE’s EP Delicious is out now, and you can take a listen to the tasty jams here. Start listening to PEACE in order to get enthralled into a psychedelic, beautifully harmonized, musical world. And lastly, thank you very much PEACE, for giving me your answers! ☮

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Alicia Atout

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