Band interview: Peace speak to Freetime prior to Reading Festival

Peace

Peace

First published in News by , Associate Editor

With just mere weeks to go before Reading Festival kicks off, we will be taking a look at the bands performing at the event over the coming editions of Freetime and here on the website.

This year’s festival will see more than 200 artists take to the stage at Richfield Avenue, Reading over the August Bank Holiday weekend, with a bill topped by headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182.

Peace will also be storming the main stage at Reading on Saturday, August 23.

Here Victoria Birch speaks to frontman Harry Koisser about the gig.

You’re playing the main stage at Reading this year - what do you have planned?

I saw a great picture of Robert Plant at an outdoor show. It looks like 1973. He's holding a dove in one hand and a beer and a cig in the other. If I can work out exactly what he was doing, that's what I have planned.

Do you still feel nervous before playing a show? If yes, how do you combat those nerves?

I don't really get nervous. If I did, I think I'd battle it by casually, yet completely denying, that I get nervous at all to people.

How did you get into playing music?

I used to have a small plastic saxophone which I loved. Then I tried and failed to learn violin and eventually started playing drums after seeing photographs of Keith Moon.

What would you do if you weren’t in a band?

I'd probably work at Pizza Express in Camden. It's one of the calmest places I've ever visited. A real mellow vibe.

You have already supported the likes of the Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines and Mystery Jets. Who was your favourite to tour with?

I love the Mystery Jets. They're the only band we ever toured with who became good friends. I still see them daily.

How would you describe your sound?

Dramatic and spontaneous. With guitars.

You’ve toured a lot this year. What do you miss most when on the road?

I actually feel quite complete on the road. I never want to go home. I'm quite a road brat. I love it.

What should we expect from Peace in 2015?

Album two and it's subsequent endeavours. We'll be on our best behaviour.

For more details about the festival, and last-minute additions to the line up, go to www.readingfestival.com

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