Today we feature Brighton band Black Peaks. The four-piece released their debut LP ‘Statues’ earlier this year and have already received well received praise from the likes of Fearne Cotton and Daniel P Carter, as well as supporting the Deftones. In addition to their slot at this years Tramlines the band are also hitting the road in what can only be described as a mammoth tour – taking in all of the UK and some tasty European dates to boot.
‘Statues’ was extremely well received by the music press and has certainly brought the band to the attention of a much wider audience, resulting in sold out shows the breadth of the UK. As a live act they dazzle and are probably THE act to catch in Sheffield. Drummer Liam Kearley once said that the band ‘live for touring’ … it’s evident in bundles.
We spoke to the band about this years Tramlines Festival …
Summarise your sound in one sentence.
How do you feel about playing at the biggest and most sprawling Tramlines Festival yet?
We are really excited to come and be a part of it. Sheffield has always been a good show every time we visit so we are looking forward to hanging out with some old friends and playing a great show.
There’s some great hidden gem venues dotted around Sheffield – have you got any fond past memories in the Steel City?
Like I said before every time we have been to Sheffield it somehow manages to be one of the best shows on tour. People know how to party there!
Arctic Monkeys or Pulp?
Neither thank you.
What’s been your favourite past gig, and why?
Honestly our last show at Download festival was a big highlight for us. Its been a festival we have always wanted to play and from the moment we got on stage everyone had the best time. Such a fun gig.
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What was the most surreal moment in your musical career?
I would have to say supporting Deftones at Wembley Arena a few weeks back. That was a career defining moment for us and one that will be hard to match.
What music is getting you excited at the moment?
The new stuff Frank Carter is putting out is really exciting. It feels like he has really found his groove. He also seems to be laying waste to each venue he steps foot in at the moment. Much respect. Also I’ve just heard the new Track by Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. If you haven’t checked it out you should. It’s the perfect conbination of Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Mars Volta. Perfection.
What are your 3 festival essentials?
For us..Guitars, Drums and probably our Singer Will.
Finally, what have you got in store for your performance in Sheffield this summer?
As always we will play as hard as we can and have the best time possible. We hope that will translate to the audience there. Cant bloody wait for this one.