Peace // Live Review

Shepherds Bush Empire – December 6th


Every music journalist/indie trendsetter who tipped Peace as one of the next up and coming bands of the year will now most likely be taunting us, with those oh so mocking words of “I told you so”. Tonight is a celebration of the fact that Peace have lived up to their hype, and that they still have so much more to give.

Stepping onto the stage, the whole band look like they’ve stepped out of an AllSaints Autumn Winter catalogue, with an air of confidence they face the screaming crowds at the front.

The funky little number ‘Waste of Paint’ instantly has the crowd on their feet, where the guitar twangs and retro references are reminiscent of the swinging 60’s. It’s exciting to hear a band trying out something new with their sound, or at least attempting to modify old noise and make it into their own. So far, Peace are already managing to comfortably leverage themselves above the majority of other mainstream indie bands.

Album favorites ‘Higher Than the Sun’ and ‘Follow Baby’ add some grit to the set whilst, of course, providing those all-important sing-along chorus lines. To firmly cement tonight’s triumphant performance the band treat us to a new track entitled ‘Money’, allowing us to become even more excited about what else might be in store in the not so distant future. If the new track is anything to go by, then we’re in for one hell of a ride.

Elevated sounds of slick unrivaled cool, that only reinforce the fact that Peace aren’t just another fad band, they’re here to stay for the long run.


Buy: Peace – In Love