PEAKES – ” Peripheral Figures “

Posted: September 29, 2021 in MUSIC
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Leeds’ very own trio Peakes are getting Dinked for their debut. The Edition includes an exclusive bonus CD, signed prints, and a sticker sheet featuring sketches from band member Molly Puckering. ‘Peripheral Figures’ brings their synth and electro-pop sound into stranger territories, hearing them add shoegaze, ambient techno, and trip pop into their sound from influences including Grauzone, Portishead, and Haruomi Hosono. The CD features a hand-picked selection of ten tracks from their previous EPs and singles.

The sound of Peakes has always been steeped in isolation, crafting hymnal electro-pop that floats, weightless and suspended, over the world they move through. Using the lens of nostalgia as a kind of refuge, their synth-led dreamscapes defy any sense of time and place: their sound is both current, yet transportive like a memory.
 
Since their formation in 2017, vocalist Molly Puckering, synth-player and producer Max Shirley and drummer Pete Redshaw, have been solidifying what it means to be Peakes. With a smattering of EPs and singles laying out their statement of intent, each one a run-up growing in momentum, their trajectory was clear: get into the studio and bring the music to the stage. This was the plan for the Leeds-based trio in 2020 – until the world stopped. No one could have predicted that touring and recording, an artist’s lifeblood, would grind to a global halt, and PEAKES could never have predicted that in a year defined by impossibilities, they would make their debut album, Peripheral Figures.
 
“I think last year, when you had everything taken away from you, it made it easier to try something new,” says Molly. Having released their four-track EP ‘Pre-Invented World’ on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic, amidst the world’s disorder, their music fell into a void: the appetite for new music had understandably dried up, and there was nothing Peakes could do to change that. So rather than dwell on it, they took a step back and returned to the drawing board and went back to basics, learning to fall in love with music again through the purest sense of creation.

Written by Molly Puckering & Maxwell Shirley Produced by Maxwell Shirley Mixed by Tom Carmichael Live Drums by Peter Redshaw Additional Guitars by Josh Hunnisett & Chris Milnes

Dinked Vinyl Edition Details:
• Coconut & baby blue marbled coloured vinyl. *
• Bonus ‘Re-Invented World’ CD of 10 tracks from previous EPs/singles. *
• A5 sticker sheet of singer Molly Puckering’s sketches. *
• Signed press shot prints. *
• Numbered Dinked sticker. *
• Limited pressing of 300. *

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