Peace set to break out at Sheffield's Leadmill

Indie-rockers Peace are back with their latest album and headline tour.

Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 18:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 12:16 pm
Indie-rockers Peace. Picture: Jonnie Craig.

Kindness is the New Rock and Roll, their third studio album, is out tomorrow and the quartet arrive at The Leadmill on Wednesday.

It marks the re-emergence of the band after two years away, much of it spent writing at a farmhouse in the middle of a forest in Herefordshire, miles away from civilisation.

“I was a total townie,” says frontman Harry Joisser. “I spent six months out in an actual forest. It was very Hobbit-ish, very Hobbit-esque. Extremely isolating and scary.”

After recording the first two albums with Jim Abiss, they took a change of direction, signed for a new label and have worked with Simone Felice on their latest long-player.

And Harry admits it has changed his performance, with his voice “soaring more powerfully than ever”.

He says: “I never ever thought I could sing like that. Simone found that. He physically massaged it out of my chest with his hands.”

Peace play Sheffield’s The Leadmill on Wednesday, May 9 - for tickets, priced from £15, see leadmill.co.uk