The Birmingham band were at last night’s NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas at O2 Academy Brixton – and, when Koisser was asked for his thoughts on Godlike Genius recipients Blondie, he said the New York band’s track ‘Rapture’ had influenced their new album.
“Blondie are amazing,” he said. “They had the first rap video on MTV. I don’t want to give too much away, but I rap on a song on our new record and we listened to ‘Rapture’ before we approached the song from the demos. Our producer, Jim Abiss, told us to listen to it loads because that’s the direction it needed to be.”
Peace have previously suggested that their next album, which they are currently working on, will be influenced by David Bowie. The LP will be the follow-up to their debut LP ‘In Love’, which was released in March last year.
Big winners at last night’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas ceremony included Paul McCartney, Damon Albarn, Lily Allen and Haim. Performances came from The Horrors and Drenge plus Metronomy, who opened the show by performing ‘Love Letters’, from their forthcoming new album of the same name, with MKS. Belle & Sebastian played ‘I Want The World To Stop’ and ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’.
Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas, however, picking up five awards including Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album for ‘AM’.