Chester’s most charming three-piece indie-pop band, Peaness – aside from dorky-but-brilliant band names – specialise in catchy, understated choruses, breezy harmonies and tight guitar-bass interplay. Peaness bring a light touch to their influences, shaving off the rough edges of Courtney Barnett or Hop Along – and sound right at home in the North’s legacy of melody-slaying indie cult bands. The band claim (possibly jokingly) their biggest original influence was Scott Pilgrim’s Sex Bob-Omb, but that’s actually the best description of what listening to Peaness is like; in other words, it’s a lot of fun, punchy as a sugar rush… and sweetly hiding a razor-sharp knack for songwriting (Beck, in Sex Bob-Omb’s case). With a new single already out this year, and plenty of shows lining up, Peaness are making their mark on 2017 – and it’s the kind of mark that you can’t wash out.
Mon 13 Mar 7.30pm at Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG. £6. skiddle.com
Published on: Fri 3 Feb 2017