Bagged themselves the prestigious first slot on the NME Awards tour 2013.
Opening slot of the NME Awards Tour and Birmingham boys are back in there home town, the place where they wouldn’t sign to their label ‘Columbia records’ unless they put up a billboard in Birmingham with them on it.
The prestigious first slot of the NME Awards has also been homed to Coldplay, Florence and the machine, The Vaccines, Mystery Jets etc and look where they are now. Could this be the start of something big for the boys? I certainly hope so they are brilliant.
With the O2 Academy Birmingham almost at full capacity ready for Peace to take the stage. Being back on home turf this was a pretty big deal, opening slot at the NME Awards in your home town, come on boys smash it.
They certainly did, with this being a bigger venue compared to where i have seen Peace before they didn’t hold back, they threw everything into the performance. Seven tracks were performed and to be quiet honest they could of played all night long, but then we wouldn’t of seen Palma Violets, Miles Kane nor Django Django,
Higher than the Sun, a track the boys did in their recent Madia Vale session kicked of the show, with Harrison belting out ‘Hiiiiiighhher higher thannn the sun‘ I love that track, definitely one to listen to on those summer days where you and your mates are just cruising around with no place to go, loving life. Following this are two unfamiliar tracks Lovesick and Scumbag, with Lovesick being a taste of the up and coming debut album ‘In love’ gives peace fans an idea of what is to come. Where as Scumbag was written to be the B-side to Wraith.
While Harrison interacts with the crowd the band play out the opening beats to ‘Bloodshake’ however Peace are the biggest teases ever, but are also genius and instead began to play ‘Aint no mountain high enough’ swiftly playing straight into the track that got them noticed by NME; Bloodshake, it was phenomenal the crowd were loving it and with it being one of Peace’s more renowned tracks went down a treat. With the crowd buzzing Peace then played recent single Wraith where the people in the O2 Academy well and truly got their dancing shoes on. Bringing the pace down for the penultimate track another one from E.P Delicious and soon to be on the debut album In love; California daze, get out your lighters and sways along to the mellow beats floating in the air. Final track of the set another big track from the band the reworked new and improved version of Follow baby.
Not heard them before until now? Loved there set and want more tickets for their headline UK tour go on sale Wednesday 20th Feb for the amazing price of £8.00,excluding booking fees. You would be a fool to miss it.
Also their debut album in love is out 23rd March can pre order now here http://www.myplaydirect.com/peace
Can’t wait till then you can purchase E.P Delicious and single Wraith of iTunes they covered 1988 and its insane, i was fortunate enough to hear them perform it live back in December pure class.