@PEACE “GIRLS SONGS” EP AUSTRALIAN TOUR
From New Zealand’s Young Gifted & Broke movement comes Hip Hop outfit @Peace with their latest release – a 10 track conceptual EP about a failed relationship aptly named Girl Songs.
Featuring Tom Scott (Home Brew) and Lui Tuiasau on vocals, @Peace won over the bloggers with the release of their self-titled debut in 2011, which featured a musical soundscape laid down by Christoph El Truento (Wonderful Noise), Hayden ‘Dandruff’ Dicky and Brandon Haru.
Veering slightly off the boutique rap track that he normally takes, Tom Scott reveals that listening back to ‘Girl Songs’ is like “listening to my subconscious shout at me from under a pile of suppressed denial”.
Following on from its digital release on Valentine’s Day, Girl Songs went straight to number one on iTunes in New Zealand, and quickly followed suit on Bandcamp. It’s also been earning them rave reviews and due to demand from fans, will also be released physically for a limited time only.
“@PEACE have created their own path, their own sound, a mixing pot of summery soul, funk, ghostly R&B and chilled rhymes. Still something New Zealanders can call their own, but this may take off overseas before we know it.”
– Groove Guide
“This raw-untapped diluted with class project screams out its indie-underground explicitness from go to whoa”
“The laid-back vibes and summery soundscapes employed here are disarming – there’s an incisive vision full of real emotion behind these songs. ****”
– NZ Herald
@Peace will be performing in Sydney and Melbourne to coincide with the EP’s release in Australia on Friday 12th April.
Fri 12th April @ The Esplanade, Melbourne
Sat 13th April @ Oxford Art Factory (Supporting Pharoahe Monch), Sydney