PEACE REVIEW: MARCH 14TH

Circle pits and crowd surfing: Peace return for headline show.

After Peace had not played to a live audience in nearly 18 months, the Worcestershire band made their comeback in March during their headline slot for ‘TOPMAN ON TOUR WITH NME’ at Nottingham Trent Students’ Union.

The band were touring around universities and kicked off their set at Nottingham Trent Students’ Union with ‘Higher Than The Sun’, from their album ‘In Love.’ It’s a gutsy but still-like dream tune which made the audience go crazy with its psychedelic sounding guitars, pounding drums and its indie anthem chorus.

Harry Koisser, lead vocalist and dressed in all camouflaged clothing, joked: “It’s good to be back from the dead.”

Koisser also updated fans on what the band had been doing since the last time they had played live back in October 2015; spending time “sat in a wooden chair in a country house” with his band mates.

Fans revelled in the comeback of the band; creating circle pits, crowd surfing and climbing onto each other’s shoulders to help get a better view of the indie rock quartet.

Despite suggesting new material was going to be tested out, Peace kept their set quite grunge, as they played tracks from their first two albums and one of Nirvana’s well-known tracks, ‘Drain You’. Their 10-minute song 1998 (Delicious) which cleverly combines tempos and moods also made its way onto the set list.

Peace performed two of their indie classics from their ‘In Love’ album. The song ‘Wraith’ – which goes through several transitions from indie to a spacey, piano section with wailing harmonies – and the playful tune ‘Lovesick’ – which portrays a time of innocent love and skipping school.

The band’s headline show ended on a high with the seven-minute long track ‘World Pleasure’ featuring catchy verses and clear influences from bands such as The Stone Roses.

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Peace’s set list:

  • Higher Than The Sun
  • Lost On Me
  • Money
  • Perfect Skin
  • I’m A Girl
  • Follow Baby
  • Drain You
  • 1998 (Delicious)
  • California Daze
  • Bloodshake
  • Wraith
  • Lovesick
  • World Pleasure

K.A.

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