Ethereal pop rock outfitÂ Peace RitualÂ prove they’re here to stay with dreamy new single Cold Shoulder accompanied by the announcement of the impending release ofÂ their debut self titled EP, out September 2 viaÂ Last Ride Records. Pre-orderÂ now.
Cold Shoulder embodies all that it is to dream and wish to be somewhere else when life takes a wrong turn.Â “Cold Shoulder wrestles with deep-hearted disappointments that affect your sense of worth or self esteem, when dreams, hopes or relationships fall apart that you once felt so certain of,” tells vocalistÂ Joel Martorana.
“Years ago TomÂ and I would call each other weekly to think our film or creative ideas out loud, and we would inspire each other whenever things really felt idle – weâ€™d often joke or talk about randomlyÂ movingÂ to LA to try and push for some sense of creative breakthrough or to run from our problems.Â Lines likeÂ â€œ…Lets go down to Hollywood… Feeling like weâ€™re bulletproofâ€ is a bit of a throwback to that time.”
EnlistingÂ the production and co-writing prowess ofÂ Ocean Grove‘sÂ Sam Bassal,Â Cold Shoulder is Peace Ritual at their strongest. To celebrate the unveiling of their new tune, the band will headline The Vanguard in Sydney on Friday August 12 to unleash it in person. Tickets available viaÂ Moshtix.Â
Peace Ritual‘sÂ self titled EP is set for release on Friday September 2 through Last Ride Records (Speed,Â No Apologies,Â Nerve Damage), and is available for pre-orderÂ now.Â In collaboration with local Melbourne skate shopÂ Brick + Mortar, the releaseÂ will be available on cassette tapeÂ with a range of exclusive andÂ unique items including incense andÂ handmade incense burners
Tears Of Joy and Trust Fall establishedÂ Peace Ritual‘s genesis, balancing swirling drones, jangly guitar layers and soulful pop sensibilities. Between the two singles, Peace Ritual haveÂ been played across a multitude of triple j programs, they have been added to rotation on FBi Radio as well as on MTV Upload and added to a weekend playlist on RAGE. Both tracks also saw editorial Spotify playlisting, exposing the tracks to thousands of listeners on initiation.Â The band also made their performance debut at the Burdekin Hotel in Sydney on June 12 as part of the afterparty forÂ beastmode‘s sold out ‘Back On The Map Vol. 1‘ festival.
Peace Ritual is the dream pop brainchild of Joel Martorana (Endless Heights) and Thomas Elliott (CagedÂ Existence) with co-writing and production credits from Sam Bassal (Ocean Grove). Born out of bedroom jams between tours, Peace Ritual was originally conceived as a hardcore band, but the duo unintentionally gravitated to writing rock or pop chorusesÂ and ultimately decided to pivot and commit to collaborating on a sound that felt most natural.Â Blending acoustic guitar, drum machines and synths, Peace Ritual abandon boundaries to find their balance.
Releasing through Last Ride Records, Peace Ritual take a unique place within the hardcore affiliated subculture, donning hypnotic and cult-like characteristics while searching for meaning and a sense of purpose along the way.
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