Peace announce new album ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’ and UK tour

The Birmingham gang are back in action

Peace have announced ‘Kindness is The New Rock And Roll’, their new album, alongside details of a UK tour for May.

The group’s ‘Happy People’ follow-up is due on May 4, via Ignition Records. It follows last week’s release of ‘Power’, their most recent single and the follow-up to last year’s ‘From Under Liquid Glass’ – both feature on the new album.

Discussing the album, the frontman opened up on the writing and recording process, which saw him visiting the English countryside for the first time ever. “I was a total townie,” he says. “I spent six months out in an actual forest. It was very Hobbit-ish, very Hobbit-esque. Extremely isolating and scary”.

Check out the album artwork and tracklisting below.

Power
Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll

Silverlined
You Don’t Walk Away From Love
From Under Liquid Glass
Magnificent
Angel
Shotgun Hallelujah
Just A Ride
Choose Love 

Describing ‘Power’, frontman Harry Koisser explained how it was inspired by an enormous lightning storm that took place as they recorded with Bat For Lashes producer Simon Felice in America. “I watched a giant, pulsating, lightening bolt land near the farmhouse & I instantly associated it with the electricity and power of the kids we’d been quaking with for the last five years at our shows”, Koisser said. “I was inspired to write a song that was answer to their question. I guess it ended up being a call to arms.  Power is a song about booting down the door to delirious glory & charging heart first into the world-wide banquet of love.”

Peace 2018 UK tour dates

In addition to new material, the band have announced an extensive run of tour dates for May 2018. Check out full dates for that below.

SAT 5TH  LEEDS, LIVE AT LEEDS (HEADLINERS)
SAT 5TH  NEWCASTLE, MEET THE NORTH
SUN 6TH  LIVERPOOL, SOUND CITY (HEADLINERS)
TUES 8TH   GLASGOW, SAINT LUKE’S
WEDS 9TH   SHEFFIELD, THE LEADMILL
FRI 11TH  YORK, FIBBERS
SAT 12TH  DERBY, THE VENUE
SUN 13TH  HULL, THE WELLY CLUB
TUES 15TH  NORWICH, THE WATERFRONT
WEDS 16TH  LONDON, THE 02 FORUM
SAT 19TH  SOUTHAMPTON, ENGINE ROOMS
SUN 20TH BRISTOL, BIERKELLER
TUES 22ND READING, SUB89
WEDS 23RD LEICESTER, DRYDEN STREET SOCIAL
THURS 24TH BIRMINGHAM, 02 ACADEMY

Speaking to NME this time last year, the band opened up on their progress on new material.

Asked if they were inspired by recent politics in the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, frontman Harry Koisser replied: “I should think so, it’s very hard to not be inspired by everything that’s going on around you. All art is looking, thinking, chewing, commenting, spitting it out, throwing it up. I’ve found it a very creative time.”

Speaking about the sound of the album, Koisser said: “It’s good, we’re about to record it. We’re on the cusp. Within a few weeks we’ll probably have started recording it. It’s definitely like no record I’ve heard before. It doesn’t sound like anything that I can put my finger on – which is a good thing but it’s a scary thing as well.”

He added: “It’s a very ‘Peace’ record. I would say ‘Peace’ is the definitive term to describe the music that we’re making at the moment.”