Peluche talk to Fraisia Dunn in this exclusive GIGsoup interview. Edited by Natalie Whitehouse. Header image by Lisa Furness.
GIGsoup caught up with Peluche at Leefest. The London trio brought a variety of musical styles to the festival. We took a few minutes out of our gig viewing itinerary to ask them about how they collaborate to arrive at their unique sound and muse upon what the year ahead has to offer. The band comprises of Amy on keyboard, vocals and synth, Sophie on drums, synth and clarinet and Rhapsody on bass, guitar and vocals – the three produce dreamy harmonics with a funky undertone.
Your music is quite eclectic, you bring in lots of different styles. At points you are playing with lots of different genres individually. How did you arrive at this sound?
It’s come quite naturally actually. We just jam – we go into Amy’s shed and we just play whatever comes into your head. Because we’ve all self- taught playing instruments and we’ve all learnt how to play late in life, we don’t know how to play technically. We might think about how to try a certain style, but it will never be that style because we don’t know how to play it!
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You’ve had a massively whirlwind year- you’ve had loads of airtime and gigs. This weekend, you’re playing another set tomorrow at Leefest, then going to Farmfest in Somerset and you’re headed back to London on Sunday to play at Standon Calling. What else does this year have in store for you?
We’re writing our album now. We’re just really happy because we know there are so many bands right now so it’s great to be chosen to play! Somebody told us a fact about how there are more than 100,000 bands that play in London a week. So we are very happy that people want to listen to us and want to book us. We’ve got our EP ready to release!
What’s your EP called?
We don’t know yet. It’s going to be released in October, but we haven’t decided on a name!
So what has happened since your single release ‘The Guy with the Gammy Eye’?
Yeah, that was released about a year ago on Speedy Wunderground. Well, we went on a really long tour and now we’re writing our album. And that takes us up to July now!
Finally, if you were to stage invade anyone at Leefest, who would it be and what would you do?
What about MC Neat later tonight! We could do that! Maybe play some guitar and do our synchronised dance! Yeah, we’ve got a dance, that would be so funny.