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Live Review: Peace
Peace's intimate show at the Sunflower Lounge was a melting pot of deep cuts and fan favourites, Pablo Doyle reviews
In light of Peace’s new album Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll, a homecoming show was destined to be a special one. In collaboration with Jack Daniel’s, all ticket sales would be donated to the Music Venue Trust, a charity created to protect the UK live music network by securing the long-term future of iconic grassroots venues. And what better location to celebrate this than at Birmingham’s legendary Sunflower Lounge.
“They say you play The Sunflower Lounge twice in your career, once on your way up and once on your way down… this is our third time playing here
The set opened with ‘Power’ - the second single from their upcoming album. The response was positive as the crowd had clearly already learnt the lyrics; but the real excitement started as they jumped into their older numbers. Leading the charge was ‘Lovesick’ which they hadn’t played live for a few years, followed by ‘Money’ – a 2nd album favourite; and ‘Scumbag’ and ‘Toxic’ – two first album classics.
The highlight of the gig came from ‘1998 (Delicious)’, a ten-minute, mostly instrumental jam consisting of countless drops and chances for the crowd to go crazy. This energy was constant throughout the gig. Surrounded by hardcore fans, crowd-surfing and people going up to the barrier to shake Koissers’ hand was to be expected.
“The hooks in songs like ‘From Under Liquid Glass’, ‘Higher Than The Sun’ and ‘California Daze’ make it impossible for you not to throw your hands in the air
Polishing off the set with 'Bloodshake', Peace seemed extremely thankful and appreciative towards the crowd for such a warm welcome back. Maybe kindness is the new rock n’ roll?
'Kindness is the New Rock and Roll', the 3rd album from Peace, will be released on 4th May.