Peaness

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Peaness Short Info

Formed in Chester, England in late 2014, three piece indie-pop band PEANESS are the kind of instantly likeable, warm and creative people that can get away with having radio DJ’s blush like a peach every time they have to say the band’s name on the airwaves. Lucky really, as it’s a phenomenon that’s becoming increasingly more common with spins racking up at BBC Radio One, BBC6 Music, Radio X and more as this burgeoning bunch of friends grow quickly into the big shoes that the early press-hype has set out for them to fill.

First meeting at university, members Jess (bass), Balla (guitar) and Rach (drums) built their bond on timeless founding principles of friendship, a desire to escape small town boredom, an embracing of the DIY nature of the music they make, and their close relationships with other local contemporary bands. Their merch often includes handmade limited edition items by Rach’s mum, the band frequently make their own music videos, and their artwork and press shots are all done by close creative friends – Peaness then, is a family affair.

“We started practising in Rach’s bedroom after two of us graduated. Rach was still at uni in the year below me and Balla” says bass player Jess of their early days “We were just messing around - but with a full drum kit and amps - in a terraced house. Rach moved back home to Birmingham for a bit, but when she moved back to Chester we decided to give it a proper go. It was all just a bit of a laugh to start with!”

Referencing the likes of Drenge, Courtney Barnett, Death From Above 1979 as influences in the early days, the band say the key ingredients for the perfect Pea-pop song are “slow-punk, fuzz-pop, indie pop and DIY - it's got to have that punk ethic, but be a bit more polished”, and whilst much of their material is packed with melody and feel-good choruses, their lyrical content treads a smart line of light-hearted commentary on some timely social and political themes. “A lot of songs come from the conversations we have” continues Jess “‘Ugly Veg’ came from a documentary we watched about food waste. We got quite wound up by it and we wrote a song about it. Our songs just come from the things we talk about and things that are relative to people our age. There’s a lot about relationships and escapism too. We might comment on political things sometimes, like on ‘Oh George’, but I wouldn’t say that we’re a political band.”

The trio started performing live in July 2015 and since then have gone on to play alongside the likes of We Are Scientists, PAWS, The Spook School, Yak, Goat Girl and The Lovely Eggs, with festival appearances at A Carefully Planned Festival, Wales Goes Pop!, DIYPOPFEST, Chester Live, Focus Wales and Sŵn Festival.

Their debut EP No Fun was self-released in 2015 and immediately won fans at BBC Introducing, BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 1, leading to limited edition 7" AA singles of ‘I’m not Your Problem / Fortune Favours The Bold’ released via Canadian DIY label Kingfisher Bluez and ‘Same Place / Seafoam Islands’ in early 2017 via Odd Box Records, which sold out of pre-orders in two days.

Slots at this year’s 2000 Trees, TRUCK and Indietracks Festivals are the latest in a long line of big steps forward that the band have made in 2017 since signing with UK independent label royalty Alcopop! Records for the release of their new EP, Are You Sure?, earlier this year. Seeing a sharp upturn in both gig attendance and press coverage, they’ve won a raft of support from the likes of Kerrang! Magazine, Rolling Stone, UPSET Magazine, DORK, The Metro, The Skinny, Clash Magazine, Drowned In Sound and many more, for their playful but perfectly crafted power-pop. It’s a partnership which has so far proved lucrative, with the band’s core principles aligning nicely with Alcopop! Records’ sense of fun and staunch DIY ethic, especially as all three members still balance regular employment with the growing demands of the band. “It’s best to do as much as you can yourself” says Jess of their current situation “The joy of the DIY scene is always knowing exactly what’s going on, having control, not being told what to do and not being afraid to say “no” to things. We say “no” to loads of stuff, so we don’t wear ourselves out.”

Spending the rest of 2017 working on a brand new record and slotting in further live dates to be revealed over the coming months, everything’s looking pretty rosy right now down on the Peaness veg patch.

The moral of the story? If you’re thinking about giving peas a chance, you probably should – the world could use a little more of their sunshine-laden indie-pop to brighten its gloomy days of late.

Formed in Chester, England in late 2014, three piece indie-pop band PEANESS are the kind of instantly likeable, warm and creative people that can get away with having radio DJ’s blush like a peach every time they have to say the band’s name on the airwaves. Lucky really, as it’s a phenomenon that’s becoming increasingly more common with spins racking up at BBC Radio One, BBC6 Music, Radio X and more as this burgeoning bunch of friends grow quickly into the big shoes that the early press-hype has set out for them to fill.

First meeting at university, members Jess (bass), Balla (guitar) and Rach (drums) built their bond on timeless founding...

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Past Gigs Peaness

  • 12 | 2017 London Sicknote Christmas Party
  • 12 | 2017 London Supporting THE CRIBS @ ULU
  • 12 | 2017 Cardiff
  • 12 | 2017 Manchester Supporting THE CRIBS @ Gorilla
  • 11 | 2017 Cambridge HEADLINE @ Cambridge Indie Pop All Dayer
  • 11 | 2017 Manchester Supporting NANA GRIZOL
  • 11 | 2017 Salford Supporting THE PASTELS
  • 11 | 2017 Liverpool Liverpool Music Week w/ EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
  • 10 | 2017 Glasgow HEADLINE @ Hug & Pint
  • 10 | 2017 Aberdeen HEADLINE @ Tunnels
  • 10 | 2017 Manchester Supporting FRANCOBOLLO
  • 10 | 2017 Liverpool Supporting DREAM WIFE & SLOTFACE
  • 10 | 2017 Edinburgh HEADLINE @ Sneaky Petes
  • 10 | 2017 Chester HEADLINE @ Telfords Warehouse
  • 09 | 2017 Coventry Supporting THE BIG MOON
  • 08 | 2017 Manchester HEADLINE @ Soup Kitchen
  • 07 | 2017 Chester Supporting WE ARE SCIENTISTS
  • 07 | 2017 Cheltenham 2000 TREES FESTIVAL
  • 07 | 2017 Manchester The Skinny North Final Fling
  • 07 | 2017 Derbyshire INDIE TRACKS FESTIVAL
  • 07 | 2017 Oxfordshire TRUCK FESTIVAL
  • 06 | 2017 Chester Chester Live Festival
  • 05 | 2017 Wrexham FOCUS WALES FESTIVAL
  • 05 | 2017 Chester WoW Festival HEADLINE @ Storyhouse
  • 04 | 2017 Leicester HANDMADE FESTIVAL
  • 04 | 2017 Cardiff Supporting THE BIG MOON
  • 04 | 2017 Liverpool Get Into This @ Buyers Club
  • 04 | 2017 Manchester Record Store Day Event @ Soup Kitchen
  • 04 | 2017 Liverpool FESTEVOL
  • 03 | 2017 Birmingham HEADLINE @ Sunflower Lounge
  • 03 | 2017 Chester HEADLINE @ Alexanders
  • 03 | 2017 Manchester HEADLINE @ Castle Hotel
  • 03 | 2017 Leicester Indie Pop All Dayer
  • 02 | 2017 Liverpool Supporting MENACE BEACH
  • 02 | 2017 Chester HEADLINE @ Telfords Warehouse
  • 02 | 2017 Cardiff HEADLINE @ Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 02 | 2017 Sheffield HEADLINE @ Bungalows & Bears
  • 02 | 2017 London HEADLINE for 'Odd Box Records' @ Paper Dress Vintage
  • 02 | 2017 Bath HEADLINE @ Komedia
  • 01 | 2017 Manchester Supporting COWTOWN
  • 12 | 2016 Manchester Carefully Planned Christmas Party
  • 12 | 2016 Chester Spruce Christmas Party @ Live Rooms
  • 11 | 2016 Leeds Supporting MEGAFLORA @ Wharf Chambers
  • 11 | 2016 Chester w/ TIM THE MUTE @ Becknicks Wonder Emporium
  • 10 | 2016 Manchester Carefully Planned Festival
  • 10 | 2016 Liverpool Supporting YAK @ O2 Academy 2
  • 10 | 2016 Cardiff SWN FESTIVAL
  • 10 | 2016 Liverpool HEADLINE SHOW @ Maguires
  • 09 | 2016 Chester HEADLINE SHOW @ Telfords
  • 09 | 2016 Manchester Stay Fresh Festival @ Deaf Institute
  • 08 | 2016 Manchester MIMR Birthday @ Fallow Cafe
  • 08 | 2016 Cardiff HEADLINE SHOW @ The Full Moon
  • 07 | 2016 Chester HEADLINE SHOW @ Alexanders
  • 07 | 2016 Llangollen Supporting VANGOFFEY
  • 06 | 2016 Chester Chester Live Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Liverpool Bido Lito! Social
  • 06 | 2016 Manchester Supporting PAWS & THE SPOOK SCHOOL
  • 06 | 2016 Manchester Supporting CHORUSGIRL
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool HEADLINE SHOW @ Maguires Pizza Bar
  • 05 | 2016 Wrexham FOCUS WALES FESTIVAL
  • 04 | 2016 London DIY Pop Fest
  • 04 | 2016 Preston Pop Fest!
  • 04 | 2016 Cardiff Supporting THE LOVELY EGGS
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Threshold Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Cardiff Wales Goes Pop! Festival
  • 03 | 2016 London Lock Tavern Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Oxford 'Wo-man-ity' for Young Womens Music Project
  • 02 | 2016 Manchester The Castle Hotel w/ BRUJA
  • 01 | 2016 Chester HEADLINE SHOW @ Telfords Warehouse
  • 11 | 2015 Cardiff SWN FESTIVAL
  • 11 | 2015 Caernarfon, North Wales Supporting HMS MORRIS
  • 10 | 2015 Cardiff Supporting MAMMOTH PENGUINS
  • 10 | 2015 Preston 'Un-Peeled' w/ SAUNA YOUTH
  • 08 | 2015 Chester HEADLINE SHOW @ Telfords Warehouse
  • 07 | 2015 Oxford 15 Year Anniversary for Young Womens Music Project @ Modern Art Oxford
  • 07 | 2015 Liverpool Supporting EUREKA CALIFORNIA

Discography Peaness

  • 2017 Same Place/Seafoam Islands Single | Odd Box Records
  • 2017 Are You Sure? EP | Alcopop! Records
  • 2016 I'm Not Your Problem/Fortune Favours The Bold Single | Kingfisher Bluez
  • 2015 No Fun EP | House Plants Records

Media

  • Sound Fortune Favours The Bold
  • Sound Summer Song
  • Sound I'm Not Your Problem
  • Sound No-one
  • Video Peaness - Summer Song

Fan Radar

41,749 Plays
1,830 Follower

Origin

  • Chester GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Jess Bass & vocals
  • Balla Guitar & vocals
  • Rach Drums