Footballer Peter Crouch explains Peace video cameo: ‘Someone pulled out, I was the supersub’

The former England striker says he's a fan of The 1975 and Catfish and the Bottlemen

Stoke City footballer Peter Crouch recently made a cameo in the new Peace video, now discussing how his involvement came about, as well as his wider indie music tastes.

The former Liverpool and Tottenham striker appeared in the British band’s clip for ‘Gen Strange’, lifted from their second album ‘Happy People’. Now, speaking to NME, Crouch revealed that it was the band invited him to the shoot in short notice.


“[I was] the Supersub, I’m getting used to that,” he said. “Someone pulled out and they asked me like sort of last minute really. I was doing nothing that day so it literally ended up being like that.” Crouch added: “It was a bit of fun to be fair, just decided to go for it. I like the band you know, I like the lads so decided just go for it. It was some good fun.”

Crouch added that he first encountered the band at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas, back in February. He revealed: “I met Dougie [Castle, guitar] at the NME Awards, believe it or not. We got on really well and I like their stuff, really like the music and obviously the new album as well.”

The former England player also discussed an incident later last year when he was spotted crowdsurfing at a Kasabian gig, admitting that “things sort of escalated a little bit, we got a little bit too involved”.

He added: “[Stoke had] won against Arsenal… so if you’re ever going to do any crowd surfing that’s the time to do it, you know. “Obviously as a Premier League player I can’t be doing that every week, but if ever you can do it when you beat Arsenal it’s a good time to do it.”

Kasabian later thanked Peter Crouch and his wife, Abbey Clancy, while accepting the NME Award for Best British Band with Marshall.

Crouch also informed that he’s a fan of Catfish and the Bottlemen (“My little girl was actually dancing at one of their gigs, she was literally the only one that danced. She was there with maybe five or six other people, and they’re absolutely flying now”) as well as The 1975.