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it’s everything you shouldn’t do on a second album...we’d never done looped, dirty drums before, there’s no guitars in the first half, there’s a long instrumental section at the end. So in terms of the direction in which the band was heading, we weren’t supposed to do it, but we made it work and it’s one of my favourite things we’ve ever done. We recorded the first half of the song months before we did the second half. Te first half was just a spoken ditty without much of a chorus. Ten we came back to it and were searching for a guitar riff for the second half, a bit like the middle of We Come One by Faithless. Ten Sam came up with a great bass line. I know it’s a bit like Loaded by Primal Scream but… whatever! I went up to Bobby Gillespie at a party and I told him I was a big fan and told him I was in Peace. He had heard of us, which was great, and I said “Look, mate, please don’t sue me for this song we’ve done called World Pleasure because it sounds a bit like Loaded at the end”, and he said “If I was going to sue you, I’d sue you for Higher Tan Te Sun!” It was cool. How much are you influenced by the other musicians and bands that are popular now in 2015? I’m the opposite. When I hear someone’s done something I think we should not definitely not do the same. When we first started recording Money I can remember someone saying that it sounded like some of the Artic Monkeys’ new stuff, so I went and listened to it and agreed, so decided we needed to add more guitars. We don’t want to sound like anyone else. I wanted that song to sound like Justin Timberlake meets Bowie. If something’s on trend I try and stay away from it, although that’s a hindrance sometimes in a way. It seems as though wherever you announce a gig it sells out and you have to add more dates. Is this level of affection for the band terrifying or exciting, or a little of both? It’s exciting now, although it used to be terrifying. I remember when we first sold out a London show at Te

14 / February 2015/

“Without sounding like a dick this is the first time I know we’re a good band.”


Peace play 12th and 13th February at Epic Studios but both gigs are sold out.

Old Blue Last and I think their capacity is 150 people. I was absolutely terrified. But now I know the show’s going to be good, it’s going to be buzzing and people are going to have a good time. I’m confident that we can do it well, which is a good feeling; without sounding like a dick this is the first time I know we’re a good band. When we did the first record we were nervous no one

would like it and no one would come see us, but I feel more confident now. What are Peace’s plans for 2015? Tere’s this tour, a European tour, an international tour, festivals, another international tour and then another UK tour. We’re not gonna stop! I refuse! I’m really looking forward to it.

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