20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Peaness

Formed late 2014 in Chester university digs, the three-piece band Peaness write catchy, fuzzy, harmony-driven indie-pop songs about love, friendship, frustrations, Brexit and food waste.

The trio have been playing together since summer 2015 and their fun-fuelled live performances have been winning the hearts and minds of people far and wide. They have played both in the UK and internationally with bands such as The Beths, Kero Kero Bonito, The Cribs, We Are Scientists, The Big Moon & Dream Wife. They have performed at festivals including Green Man, Benicassim, Truck, Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Kendal Calling & Indietracks. Peaness have received backing from across the BBC, including a live BBC 6 Music session with Marc Riley, multiple plays on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, BBC 6 music and have become firm favourites on their local BBC Introducing stations, BBC Radio Wales and Merseyside. The band have also received support from Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Dork, Clash, Drowned in Sound and The Metro.

The band self-released their first EP ‘No Fun’ (2015), and released their critically acclaimed EP ‘Are You Sure?’ (2017) on independent label Alcopop! They often make their own music videos, have close creative friends doing press shots and art work, and even have their mums making handmade squeaky peas for merchandise. They are a DIY band in the truest sense.