'Statues' requires some deep listening.
Brighton four-piece Black Peaks have experienced quite the whirlwind over the last few months as they gear up to launch their debut album this April. Currently on their UK headline tour, the band are still struggling with where to put themselves in terms of genre category, but fans have had a few ideas.
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The band; who are singer Will Gardner, guitarist Joe Gosney, bassist Andrew Gosden and drummer Liam Kearley; have just managed to re-enter BBC Radio 1's 'In New Music We Trust' playlist with their latest single 'Glass Built Castles', but it still remains difficult to know where to place them.
'Somebody actually hit the nail on the head very, very recently saying 'progressive post-hardcore'', the band revealed. 'If you had to put it in a pot and categorise it, that's the closest thing, but then it just sounds like us really.'
And true enough, 'us' has a very interesting note to put forward about their upcoming debut album 'Statues'. 'Four of the tracks interlink', they explain. 'There's a story that connects between the whole lot of them, there's a bit of a concept there.' While they refuse to reveal exactly what this so-called story is, or, indeed, the songs that make it up, you won't have to wait long to hear it - especially if you hit up their current headline tour.
Watch their full interview here:
They are currently performing alongside Palm Reader and Toska around the UK, handing out physical copies of the new album along the way. They also have an appearance at Download Festival in June, and will make their first ever trip to the Czech Republic in July for Rock For People Festival.
Last year was their first major tour, where they got to take a trip all around Europe. 'We went away with Lonely The Brave for the tour', they said. 'We've been to Holland, Germany, all over the UK. It was awesome.'
'Statues' is set to be released on April 8th 2016 through Easylife Records and Sony Music Entertainment.