When he was asked what to expect from one of their live shows, frontman of the English band Peace, Harrison Koisser, simply answered “Magic”. The indie rock quartet, including Koisser’s brother Samuel, Douglas Castle and Dominic Boyce, was formed back in 2009, but the recognition didn’t come until last year.
Having already released a self-titled EP, two years after the band caught the eye of acclaimed press, such as The Guardian and NME. A few months later, their new EP Delicious was out with singles like Bloodshake and California Daze included in NME’s list “Top 50 Songs of 2012”.
Their debut album In Love had generally positive reviews, especially praising the “intriguing” songwriter of Harrison Koisser. In an interview, he states that there are “More” to come for Peace for the rest of 2013.
The name of the band was inspired by a photograph that celebrated the end of World War II. But, when they were said that it isn’t very Google friendly,Harrisonanswered “It sounds sort of cliché and horrible but it’s nice to not have to solely rely on the internet […] It’s kind of cool. It’s kind of liberating” and Dominic joked that they will never be hashtagged!
The boys’ style has a grungy 1990s approach, with many elements of British rock style, while in their videos they show a preference for surreal and psychedelic. Undeniably, Peace is certainly one of the English bands to watch in the near future, as they have already been hailed by The Guardian as “the future of indie”.