Reviewed By: Maria Odufuye
Not knowing a thing about PEACE I had to have a quick flick through google before heading down to the Rosemount hotel for 8pm on Tuesday 28th April. I quickly figured out these guys are from the UK, so I didnt bother listening to them on YouTube beforehand as I was looking forward to being around fellow Brits!
PEACE are a four piece indie band, who I’d say are a strange cross between The Libertines and Wu Lyf, but maybe with sweeter guitar riffs and a damn awesome drum player. They’re all clearly very talented but I must give credit to Dom Boyce on the drums because he was insanely good, quite possibly the best I’ve heard in a while.
I was sat at the bar with my notebook ready and my go to drink at hand and before I knew it everyone who had previously been lounging on the sofas was rushing to the edge of the stage getting as close as physically possible to the charming lads from the Midlands. With no introduction, they kicked the gig off with ‘Follow Baby’ instantly getting everyone’s heads bopping. Admittedly this song wasn’t the one to get me away from my notebook, but the second song had me packing up my stuff, skulling my half pint and to the front of the stage dancing.
This being their first gig in Perth, they well and truly nailed it, they had a great turn out for somewhere they’d never been before and played like they were headlining a festival. They were men of few words but the main vocalist, Harry Koisser did not forget his British manners as he kept thanking us after every song. They quartet ended the gig on a high with their song ‘World Pleasure’ before exiting the stage and leaving us with popped ears and sore throats.
I was definitely surprised at how good they were and didn’t except to be a front row groupie who went home an downloaded their songs but, they had stage presence and absolute tunes, I would happily go and see them again.
Check out their Australia tour vide HERE, enjoy