Peace at Shepherds Bush with Superfood and Drenge, 6/12/13

On their winter tour of 2013, Peace have organised not one but two stop offs at the amazing venue that is the Shepherds Bush Empire.

 

Starting the night was fellow Brummie foursome, Superfood.

 

A band that I was slightly apprehensive of at first due to lack of online activity with only one song on Spotify I wasn’t able to have much of an opinion.

 

But this is a band that delivered massively considering the jump in venue size.

 

Second on the bill was the Yorkshire duo Drenge.

 

According to the drunk 12-year old “man” behind me who constantly screamed “DRENGE” this band are worth the hype that is surrounding them.

 

Playing Nirvana-esque sounds Drenge sent the whole of Shepherds Bush into a mosh pit.

 

Giving an electric performance the band were a great watch, after a while though the constant that was the loud, grungey guitar playing at a high-tempo, or for at least one song a slow-tempo.

 

The band showed a lack of versatility and this made the set get a bit boring.

 

Finally, the eagerly anticipated headline band took to the stage, Peace. Opening with Toxic, this band certainly knows how to make an entrance.

 

The set ranged from the bigger hits such as: “Lovesick”, “Wraith” and “Higher Than The Sun” to top it off. The crowd certainly hit the roof.

 

The band understood how much of a milestone this gig was as they even brought out songs from their debut that they have been known not to play but are still favourites: “Drain” and “Sugarstone”.

 

Not to forget their almost ballad-like songs: “Float Forever” and “California Daze” that make you really understand why their debut was so aptly named In Love.

 

The band also whipped out a new song, they didn’t name it unfortunately, but it was a small glimpse into the future of Peace, and it seems that much like their past there is something brilliant on the cards. 

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