Peace – Wraith (single) (Columbia / SONY UK)


Continuing with the momentum from 2012, the hotly-tipped, and suitably hyped, Birmingham quartet Peace are about to release their most potent single yet in the form of “Wraith”.

Already proving to be a hit on Radio 1, “Wraith” opens with Foals style guitar noodling, which sets the base for what quickly develops into the hookiest, most confident, and pop we’ve heard from the indie-rock quartet yet.

Stylistically the song sits comfortably beside their first single “Follow Baby” and the brilliant “Bloodshake” from their 2012 debut EP ‘Delicious’ (read our review), only even more refined.

Its irresistible anthem-worthy chorus is met with a danceable shuffle that recalls The Kooks (and not for the first time that comparison also applies to Harrison Koisser’s vocals).

Hand percussion and shakers sound throughout the track giving the song Tropical accents, which of course have been detected in previous works such”Bloodshake“, providing the band with an interesting angle to their Maccabees style indie-rock.

“Wraith” is more evidence that Peace are worth all the hype and attention they’re currently attracting.

The single will be available as a limited edition 7″ picture disc (750 copies only) on 14 January, 2013 and can be pre-ordered via Rough Trade.

Watch the video for “Wraith” below: