Peace on new album sessions: ‘We blew nearly all our budget on one song’

Band will release second album 'Happy People' in February

Peace have revealed that they spent nearly all the money they had to make new album ‘Happy People’ recording just one song.

The band will release their second studio album, on February 9, 2015. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss and Duncan Mills and features the singles ‘Lost On Me’, ‘Money’ and ‘World Pleasure’.

It was the latter of those three tracks that cost the Birmingham band the most money. As frontman Harry Koisser says in the new Albums of 2015 issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, “We blew nearly all our budget on this song, which we recorded in two parts. We got carried away – strings and everything. I can’t really remember what kind of state of mind I was in when I wrote it, but I like the way it came out.”

Frontman Koisser also reveals that album opener ‘O You’ is a “statement of intent”. “When we recorded it, we we like ‘that’s what a track eight should sound like’,” he says. “Then we realised it was an opener, because it’s our statement of intent. I wrote it in Holloway, London, and it’s about observing the world; about the human world interrupting the natural world and forcing a state of decline.”

Elsewhere, Koisser sums up the message of the new record as being, “just be happy, because why the fuck not?”

Peace are currently on tour for a series of live dates prior to and after the release of their follow-up album to debut ‘In Love’. They are in Bristol tonight and will remain playing gigs until March 27 in Brighton.

Peace will play:

Bristol Exchange (January 22-23)
Birmingham The Library at the Institute (24)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (29)
Sheffield Queen’s Social Club (30-31)
Nottingham Bodega (February 5-6)
Norwich Epic Studios (12)
Newcastle Cluny (March 5)
Manchester Deaf Institute (12-14)
Glasgow King Tut’s (17-18)
Dublin Whelan’s (20)
Brighton The Haunt (26-27)

To check the availability of Peace tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.