Peaness – In session for Marc Riley – BBC 6 Music – January 17, 2021 – BBC 6 Music –
Peaness in session tonight. Recorded smack in the middle of lockdown/quarantine on January 17, 2021 – one entire year ago.
Peaness are from Chester, UK and Formed in 2013. Their line-up is Balla (guitar and vocals), Jess (bass and vocals) and Rach (drums). Their sound has been described as “melodic indie pop” and “Shiny shiny pop with an infectious energy and tunes as sharp as their fringes”.
The band met at University of Chester and formed in 2013. Their name was chosen as a joke. Jess said: “It was a joke name when we started off, and it just stuck because we couldn’t think of anything better or worse. For us it’s just funny, but for others it’s not, which makes it even funnier.”
Their first release, in 2015, was a four-track EP entitled No Fun. In a positive review, Bearded Magazine said, “An excellent short story done and dusted in an ultra compact 13 minutes, the set more than sates the appetite before the arrival of full length novel.” This was followed in 2016 by the 7-inch single “I’m Not Your Problem”/”Fortune Favours the Bold” on the Canadian label Kingfisher Bluez.
They spent most of 2018 and 2019 working on new material and slotting in further live dates (touring with The Beths, Kero Kero Bonito, She Drew The Gun, BC Camplight) everything’s looking pretty rosy right now down on the Peaness veg patch.
Peaness self-released a song about Brexit named “Breakfast” May 2019, delaying it’s release for over a year, mimicking the delays of Brexit and performed live on BBC 6 Music for Marc Riley and XFM with Jon Kennedy to promote the single.
2020 looked set to be their busiest year yet, with their first major UK tour selling out in almost all venues in Jan/Feb, the release of their latest single “Kaizen” – which went on to receive multiple plays on BBC Radio One,, was playlisted for SEVEN weeks on BBC 6 Music, and sold out of self released 7″ singles – instagram DMs from Marc Ronson, a second live session at BBC 6 Music, and the second leg of their tour due to take place in March/April selling fast.
But then of course covid happened and like everybody else, things have been paused, gigs have been postponed, then postponed again, single releases delayed, and general hiding under bed sheets for weeks on end.
In case you missed them while on lockdown, here they are from last year, to the day via Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music.
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