PREMIERE: Peaness – Seafoam Islands

It’s been a fair old wait for a new track from Peaness – the three-piece band who are based in Chester.  After releasing their debut EP, No Fun, in August last year, it was their April release ‘Oh George’ that achieved multiple airplay on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show.

The BBC Radio Wales favourites also went on to enjoy plays on BBC 6Music with ‘I’m Not Your Problem”, a single which was released a few months later on 7″ vinyl via Canadian indie label KINGFISHER BLUEZ. Off the back of all of this, the band have gigged a tonne in 2016. Shows such as: A Carefully Planned Festival, Swn Fest, Stay Fresh, Focus Wales (which was broadcast live on BBC Radio Wales) and support slots for Yak, Paws and The Lovely Eggs are just a few highlights that took place over the course of the last eleven months.

So with all that out of the way, what’s in store for them in 2017? Well, in February, Peaness will be releasing their (still secretly titled) second EP as well as embarking on a tour of the UK!

‘Same Place’ will be the first track to be taken from it and will be released at the beginning of the year. It will be released both digitally and as 7″ vinyl (limited 100 pressings) through Odd Box Records – which you can preorder from here –

But first, as a taster, we get to enjoy the b-side ‘Seafoam Islands’. The track has been the Peaness set opener the times that I’ve seen them live and is a great way of introducing you to their brand of melodic, indie-pop goodness. It’s also insanely catchy and has been floating around my head for the entire weekend while I wrote this.

The video (which had its beach scenes shot at Colwyn Bay) features the band teaching us a potential dance routine and further reinforces their fun side. All the footage was filmed and edited on an iPad, by Jess (bass player/singer).

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Bonus Info: There’s a reason that the dates on the beach footage and on the dance footage are different. Oct 5th, 1999 was the UK release date of the first Pokemon Game Boy games and with the title of the track being a reference to the games, well… you know.


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