Peace at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

Peace talk us through their choice of silk pyjamas and their ‘funk grunge’ new album

"Girls just wanna have funge"

Appearing at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 in some stylish silk pyjamas, Peace spoke to NME about what to expect from their upcoming new album ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’. Watch our video interview with the band above.

The group’s ‘Happy People’ follow-up is due on May 4, via Ignition Records. Appearing at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 at the O2 Academy in Brixton, the band chose to don their silk pyjamas from the recent ‘Time Magazine’ inspired artwork for new single ‘Power’.

We caught up with the band on the red carpet to discuss the ‘a comfy and peculiar warmth’ to the silk, despite wearing ‘absolutely zilch’ underneath them.

“I feel the least vulnerable I’ve been for a very long time,” frontman Harry Koisser said of his choice of attire, adding that he felt ‘potentially powerful’.

Peace at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

As for how representative new comeback single ‘Power‘ is of the rest of the album, Koisser replied: “I think that it represents a good half of it. In fact, maybe less than half. I’d say a tenth of the record is that. It’s more of the ‘Meatloaf meets Primus’ thing, where it goes even further out than other places.”

He continued: “There’s some funky bass. I’ve always thought that Primus were like where funk meets grunge, and so are we but in a totally different tasting stew.”

Shall we use the term ‘funge’ or ‘grunk’?

“I’ve always been grunk,” replied Koisser, “but I have heard funge. Girls just wanna have funge.”

Bassist Sam Koisser added: “I’m partial to a little funge myself, every now and then.”

Watch the VO5 NME Awards 2018 in full below

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, SWX
TUES 22ND READING, SUB89
WEDS 23RD LEICESTER, DRYDEN STREET SOCIAL
THURS 24TH BIRMINGHAM, 02 ACADEMY