Peace announce the release of sparkling new single ‘I’m a girl’ which will be available for download January 13th. Written in a ‘tiny converted office unit above a weird clothing factory in Hackney that I was crashing in when I was homeless’ says singer Harrison Koisser, the song is in equal parts loud, thrashing, and thrilling, and deals with the ‘gross’ idea that ‘inside every man there’s a gender defining red faced beast’.

Peace’s album is on the horizon, too - 'Happy People' is due Feb 9th and they will play a show at Heaven, London the same day. The show is part of the NME Award shows 2015 with Austin, Texas. The band are about to embark on a whole tour of the UK over the next six weeks.

Midlands four piece, Peace, leapt into the hearts of the public with their joyously escapist debut album In Love in 2013. The album attempted to capture the live energy and sense of spontaneity that had made Peace one of the most sought-after live acts in the UK, gracing every tastemaker music front cover, playing two sold out Shepherds Bush Empire shows, and sticking a top 20 debut album in their back pocket. Their heart-on-sleeve indie anthemics, enthusiastic and youthful zing and an ability to write uplifting, soaring choruses saw an army of obsessive fans announce themselves up and down the country, tattooing Peace logos on various body parts and shaving it on the back of their heads.

Whether it’s down to attention deficit or due to a restless appetite for music, sound and song writing, there is a glorious sense of adventure to the midland four-piece’s second record Happy People. Some of this exploratory feeling might be traced to the world opening up for Koisser, his brother Samuel (bass), Douglas Castle (guitar) and Dominic Boyce (drums). Hailing from various towns in the Midlands and formed in Birmingham in 2010 the band signed to Columbia records and were soon touring the world – to countries they’d never been to before and places they’d never heard of. Consequently, Happy People was written on the road and in hotel rooms, taking influences from strange experiences around the globe, from shifting scenes, of movement, of flavours that rise and falls, feelings that ebb and flow, all a perfect reflection of their new, itinerant lives.

See them live:

Thurs Jan 15th, Liverpool Kazimier
Fri Jan 16th, Liverpool Kazimier
Sat Jan 17th, Birmingham Institute/Library
Thurs Jan 22nd, Bristol Exchange
Fri Jan 23rd, Bristol The Fleece
Sat Jan 24th, Birmingham The Library at the Institute
Thurs Jan 29th, Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Fri Jan 30th, Sheffield Queens Social Club
Sat Jan 31st, Sheffield Queens Social Club
Thurs Feb 5th, Nottingham Bodega
Fri Feb 6th, Nottingham Bodega
Sat Feb 7th, Nottingham Bodega
Tues Feb 9th, London Heaven
Thurs Feb 12th, Norwich Epic Studios
Fri Feb 13th, Norwich Epic Studios
Sat Feb 14th, Northampton Roadmender
Thurs March 5th, Newcastle Cluny
Fri March 6th, Newcastle Cluny
Sat March 7th, Newcastle Cluny
Thurs March 12th, Manchester Deaf Institute
Fri March 13th, Manchester Deaf Institute
Sat March 14th, Manchester Deaf Institute
Tues March 17th, Glasgow King Tuts
Weds March 18th, Glasgow King Tuts
Thurs March 19th, Belfast Empire Music Hall
Fri March 20th, Dublin Whelan’s
Thurs March 26th, Brighton The Haunt
Fri March 27th, Brighton The Haunt
Sat March 28th, Brighton The Haunt

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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