Chester-based three piece Peaness have revealed the video for their awesome hook laden new single ‘Kaizen’ watch it below, it’s out now on 7” vinyl and all good digital service providers, accompanied by previously-released b-side ‘Breakfast’.
The news comes ahead of the band’s forthcoming January/February 2020 headline tour dates, a March performance at Ritual Union festival in Bristol, and their biggest ever UK headline date at The Lexington, London on 6th May 2020.
‘Kaizen’ comes with a relentlessly upbeat video—a lighthearted dose of typical Pea-positivity that contains mountains of Japanese pop-culture references taken from video gaming and movie culture, and belies the deeper meaning of the track, as guitarist Jess explains: “The ideas for Kaizen came from a combination of feeling confused and scared about the future of the planet (because let’s be honest, it’s not great) and our love for Japanese culture.
“It’s a song to remind myself that with every act of kindness and every crime, we affect the future, and that those choices go on to shape others, and our beautiful planet, long after we’re gone. The word ‘Kaizen’ is a Japanese word that literally translates to ‘change for the good’, and that’s what we’re hoping for.”
‘Kaizen’ is the band’s first new material since their 2017 EP, Are You Sure?, on Alcopop! Records and marks the start of a concerted effort from the three piece to double-down on their early success.
PEANESS 2020 Live Dates:
27.01.20 – Leicester – Firebug
28.01.20 – Birmingham – The Hare and Hounds
29.01.20 – Guildford – The Boileroom
30.01.20 – Brighton – The Prince Albert
31.01.20 – Southampton – Heartbreakers
01.02.20 – Oxford – The Wheatsheaf
07.02.20 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
08.02.20 – Leeds – The Lending Room
28.03.20 – Bristol – Ritual Union (w/ Marika Hackman + more)
06.05.20 – London – The Lexington
Tickets on sale now at http://www.seetickets.co.uk
Photo credit: Derek Bremner