Peach Fur are a Queensland based psych-surf rock four piece outfit, that consists of Mikey Woodworth (drums), Denny Hidler (vocals and guitar), Ben Crichton (lead guitar), and Liam Ward (vocals and bass).
Peach Fur’s concoction of drums, natural acoustics and sunny, mind bending guitar solos go down warmly like that first sip of age old rum. We walk you through the bands’ evolution ahead of their performance at Shakafest.
Peach Fur released their debut single Meant To Be in May 2015 which saw them land a few local gigs whilst developing and growing a following.
Two months after the release, the single landed its first play on Triple J and was added to Triple J Unearthed’s radio playlist. The surf pop track’s blended with reggae undertones that distinguish it from the stereotypical pop songs that one often hears on mainstream radio.
Three months later the band hit the studio to record their debut EP Pleasure & Necessities, produced by Anthony Lycenko, which consists of five psych reggae, rock and roll tracks travelling through the joys that life has to offer, and executing some seriously impressive guitar work. The EP was released in September last year.
The first single on the EP Lonely Fellow is a crunchy guitar-driven tune. It brings a fresh mixture of summer vibes, psychedelic tones and some lashings of old school rock ‘n roll. The song touches on themes of the mind and has some ripper guitar solos.
The band began when three high school mates ran into a boy on the beaches of Stradbroke Island. This boy’s name was Liam, he took the honourable role of bassist, and from those roots bloomed the flower of sounds, thoughts, and guitar heavy music that is Peach Fur.
Their evolution continues to grow as they hit the stage playing shows around the Gold Coast, and Peach Fur will be the opening band for Shakafest on Saturday 27 August, 2016 at the Miami Tavern.