PEACE+ DRENGE + SUPERFOOD

Having already proved themselves to be undoubtedly one of this years most exciting new bands, Peace are thrilled to announce details of their biggest UK tour to date this winter.

Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut LP In Love (9/10 NME, 10/10 Vice, 9/10 DIY), Peace have become one of the biggest new British bands with an incredible live show that has taken them around the planet

The band recently sold out their Glastonbury warm-up show in a matter of minutes, and following on from their blistering sell-out show at O2 Academy2 back in April, we’re delighted to announce Peace will be playing O2 Academy Birmingham’s main room this December.

The Birmingham four-piece have blown away critics and crowds alike with their forward-thinking musical mentality and they’ve been tipped by the likes of NME & The Fly as the best new British band. Previous singles ‘Bloodshake’, ‘Wraith’ and ‘Follow Baby’ have ruled the airwaves and their EP Delicious rode high in end of year lists.

Peace’s latest single ‘Lovesick’, from their critically acclaimed debut album In Love, is released on July 8th.

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Watch the video for latest single ‘Lovesick’ below:


Plus support from DRENGE

After months of being championed almost exclusively by blogs and indie rags, Drenge made national news this summer when Labour MP Tom Watson resigned from the shadow cabinet while telling world that he “was seized with those fragmentary moments of pure music joy that festival goers live for” after discovering brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless’ music at Glastonbury. While it might not have been the most credible affirmation of their talents, it’s certainly spread the band’s name beyond the small village of Castleton where they grew up.

Their eponymous debut album is laced with punchy breakbeats, thrashy riffs, and psychedelic bluesy rackets with hints of Eagles of Death MetalThe Hives & QOTSA. It’s anthemic, razor sharp garage rock of the finest pedigree; raucous and relentless, fevered and furious – little wonder Zane Lowe has featured them on his ‘Hottest Record in the World’ segment recently.

Their live shows amplify Drenge’s strengths to an even greater degree. Despite the relatively basic setup of Rory on drums and Eoin on guitar, they still manage to make a deliriously addictive racket that takes listeners on a dizzying rollercoaster ride as potent as it is addictive. With dates supporting FIDLARMystery Jets & Deap Vally already under their belt Drenge are clearly making all the right (angry) noises.

Drenge Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Backwaters’ below:


As well as opening support from SUPERFOOD

Hailing from Birmingham, this four-piece oddball gang have gained a fierce live reputation, initially with zero singles, zero YouTube videos and not even a Soundcloud to their name. Shrouded in accidental secrecy, it wasn’t until recently that Superfood unveiled their first ever recorded track that started it all entitled, er, ‘Superfood’.

This January they finally unveiled themselves to a capacity Old Blue Last crowd supporting fellow brummies Jaws. A sold out UK tour supporting Peace quickly followed, as well as their own sold out headline show at Birmingham’s The Rainbow.

“Merging the buoyant pop hooks of Supergrass and the baggy tinges of Blur into something that shimmers as hard as it swaggers.” - NME

Superfood Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to Superfood below:

This event is presented by Birmingham Promoters in association with Counteract Magazine.