and Peaness bring the good times to Manch­ester

PLUS: CAMP­FIRE SO­CIAL, PATCH­WORK GUILT

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SOUP KITCHEN, MANCH­ESTER. 04.08.17 IN­DIE-PUNK TRIO DO THEIR BIT FOR THE PLANET AT RECORD LAUNCH

TONIGHT IS a launch party for the brand new, eco­log­i­cally-aware Peaness sin­gle Ug­lyveg, and the lucky folks who buy the phys­i­cal bun­dle will also get sweet pea seeds, a tu­to­rial vid that shows how to plant them and “a car­rot and pea plush that Rach’s mum made”.this says quite a bit about the band. Not only are they com­pletely home-grown (Ba-dum-tsch), they’re also twee, charm­ing and – de­spite their first EP hav­ing been called No Fun – a lot of clean, whole­some fun.

they also have an aw­ful name (yes, they know and yes, they’re fine with it), whereas Patch­work Guilt have a splen­did one.as a bed­room project given re­cent legs, how­ever, their pleas­ant swirls and me­an­der­ings don’t have the live pres­ence to match. Camp­fire So­cial bring a touch more melan­choly, a sub-mum­ford groove, and are what Dou­glas Adams might have de­scribed as ‘mostly harm­less’.

Peaness up the en­ergy lev­els con­sid­er­ably with­out quite hit­ting the switch marked ‘oomph’.there’s the slight­est hint of a grunge fuzz in parts, but on the whole this is pure in­die-punk sun­shine, and what Peaness lack in power they make up for in jan­gling grooves and sump­tu­ous melodies. the har­monies con­jured up be­tween front-pair Jess Bran­ney and Balla Bal­benta slide down like au­ral ice-cream and the lush ‘I wanna get lost with you’ re­frain of Seafoam Is­lands is more redo­lent of a trop­i­cal breeze than the rugged North Wales coast­line that’s closer to their home­town of ch­ester than any­where more ex­otic.

Ug­lyveg it­self comes and goes but it’s not un­til closer For­tune Favours the Bold that the au­di­ence starts to get its bob on. It hasn’t been the wildest of nights but Peaness do pro­vide their own pleas­ant di­ver­sion.

Jess hoped the set would be done be­fore they ran out of Scotch broth

The Loch Ness Mon­ster’s favourite veg­etable re­vealed

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