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a story Hollywood could’ve writ. Full of action, intrigue,
conflict and resolution,
Reservoir Dogs
A Star Is Born
Love Actually
. The
elevator pitch: in 2008,
three schoolmates from Bangor Grammar School in County Down

Alex Trimble, guitarist Sam Halliday and bassist Kevin Baird
form a band intending to add a pristine
melodic frisson to the helium rock sounds of Foals and The Maccabees. Signing to Fre
nch indie label
Kitsune and all but ignored by the media, they build a DIY phenomenon by dint of relentless touring
and a close connection to their online fanbase, nicknamed The Basement People.
Within two years they’re playing to festival tents rammed w
ith 30,000 rabid Cinephiles, their debut
album ‘Tourist History’ goes
on the back of cult singles such as ‘Something Good Can Work’

What You Know

, and they’re being mobbed in the street everywhere from Mexico to Tokyo to
LA. Come 2011 their
second album ‘Beacon’

recorded with Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, Bloc Party) in
his LA studio
hits Number Two in the UK and they headline Alexandra Palace and the O2, the
ultimate modern
age success story.
Cue the drama.
Six years of intense non
stop touri
ng saw the band f
racture and dislocate
in the wake
of 2012’s Number Two second album ‘Beacon’, ricocheting across the world to take a break from
each other, battle their individual demons
and addictions
and discover who they really were after
spending thei
r entire adult lives inside the bubble of the band
hen th
reconvened in 2015, largely
via email, to tentatively explore the idea of a third album, there was clearly more plot to unravel.
Writing remotely (the trio spent five months pinging demo tracks around their inboxes from their home
bases) and recording org
anically (again with Jacknife Lee in LA) allowed such disparate influences as
Madonna, Prince, Chic, Kraftwerk and neo soul to infiltrate their sound, and the resulting album,
2016’s ‘Gameshow’, was a modernist pop triumph, and a Top Five hit to boot.
tting out on tour again, however, was a leap into the unknown. “At the beginning everything felt
very fragile because we hadn’t left on great terms after the second record and making the album was
the beginning of this mending process,” says Alex. “We were
still trying to get to know each other
again so going in there was a little bit of trepidation, but actually it was amazing. Touring ‘Gameshow’
was the best touring experience I’ve ever had in this band. We were getting to know each other again
and all pr
econceived notions of who each other was as a person was gone and it was starting fresh. It
was just being mates again. We started from the beginning with everything.”

Peach Pit are a pop/rock band hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia.



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