Birmingham band Peace return to city for NME tour
Birmingham band Peace, who made it onto the BBC Sound of 2013 top 10, have the coveted opening slot on this year’s national NME Awards Tour, including a date at the Birmingham O2 Academy on February 16.
One of the most important events in the music calendar, the NME Awards Tour has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the biggest acts in music today, including Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Florence + the Machine, and 2013 is set to be one of the best years yet.Critically acclaimed Django Django will headline the NME Awards Tour 2013. The band’s self-titled debut album has been widely praised and was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize, and they’re ready to bring their modern psychedlia to the masses.
One of the stars of 2012, Miles Kane takes the main support slot on the NME Awards Tour, bringing his boundless energy and charisma to the stage in advance of his forthcoming second album. Having made a huge name for himself in the past year, Miles has established himself as a tour de force in the live arena, performing tracks from his Top 20 debut, Colour of The Trap, including singles Rearrange, Come Closer & the frenzy-inducing Inhaler.
South London’s Palma Violets emerged from nowhere in 2012 to become one of the most hyped and exciting new bands in a decade, and after a few shows in their basement and fewer on the road, they’ve proved that they’re worth it. Singles Best of Friends and Last of the Summer Wine’are taken from the band’s forthcoming album, which is currently being recorded with Pulp bassist Steve Mackey.
Taking the prestigious NME Awards Tour opening slot are Birmingham’s Peace. The band return following the amazing success of EP Delicious, which reached number 14 in the iTunes charts, with brand new track Wraith which is out on the 13th January.
Produced by Arctic Monkeys and Adele collaborator Jim Abiss, Wraith, in it’s 3 minutes and 12 seconds, takes in a huge chorus, widescreen guitar anthemics and piano house breakdowns. A festival anthem in waiting.
“Wraith is about falling in love with a prostitute, but not really a prostitute and not really falling in love,” explained band vocalist Harrison Koisser.
Consisting of brothers Harrison and Sam Koisser, Douglas Castle and Dominic Boyce, the quartet were signed to Columbia Records before to receiving critical acclaim early 2012. They make a comeback following their tour last March, during which they performed at The Rainbow in Digbeth.
The band gained high praise for their clever, confident and ambitious debut and have recently toured with Manic Street Preachers and The Mystery Jets.
Catch Peace on the NME tour:
7-Feb-13, Newcastle, O2 Academy
8-Feb-13, Manchester, O2 Academy 1
9-Feb-13, Leeds, O2 Academy
11-Feb-13, Glasgow, O2 Academy
12-Feb-13, Nottingham, Rock City
13-Feb-13, Liverpool, O2 Academy
15-Feb-13, Norwich, UEA
16-Feb-13, Birmingham, O2 Academy
17-Feb-13, Cardiff, Great Hall
19-Feb-13, Bristol, O2 Academy
20-Feb-13, Bournemouth, O2 Academy
21-Feb-13, Brighton, Dome
23-Feb-13, London, Brixton Academy