Who are you and where are you from?
Dominic from PEACE, from the British midlands.
Who are your favourite artists from home?
Led Zeppelin is my all-time favourite. They are from the midlands too. John Bonham’s grave is about 10 miles from my parents’ house.
What’s it really like touring?
We have always been a band that prefer touring to anything else. So for us it’s great. Some bands really see it as a chore, but we start pulling our hair out when we’re home for too long.
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
I think a lot has to be said for Birmingham now. There was definitely a time when Birmingham was a stop on a tour that people weren’t too excited about, but now its as exciting as going up north or Scotland, (where we have found the crowds to be especially rowdy). Rock City in Nottingham is probably my favourite venue in the UK. It’s just an old school rock venue, and a great size, not too big, and not too small.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
That’s a hard one, I would love to see LCD Soundsystem play a late slot. Think they would be a great headliner. Fat boy slim? Bassman Jaxx? Tame Impala on any stage is amazing. I saw Ibibio Sound Machine at a festival last year, and they we’re incredible. For a bit of nostalgia, Black Sabbath?
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
I think releasing our second album has to be up there. Its early days though…
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
To make sure you always appear “cool”….. an impossible goal, we wouldn’t be fooling anyone.
What do you do to relax?
My girlfriends got a dog, so i seem to spend all my time off walking her (the dog)
What are you reading?
I’ve just got on to the second Harry Potter, don’t spoil it for me…
How about TV, anything good on the box?
It seems to be very dry at the moment, although the new Bear Grylls has just started..
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
There’s a 15 second video of Tony Royster Jr. playing with Jay Z. It’s incredible.
What website do you visit most?
Probably Chicago Drum Exchange, because I’m a nerd.
What is your favourite:
Record? Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
Song? Led Zeppelin, ‘The Ocean’
Lost classic song? The Young Rascals, ‘Groovin’’
Record label? Columbia…
Who is your favourite current artist?
Yak. I used to live with the singer and they’re all good friends. The best new band I’ve heard for ages.
A new artist that you are most excited about?
Yak again. Although there’s a band called the Moon that we played a few shows with who are great.
What was the last great gig you have seen?
I saw Goat last year which was an experience. The best gig I’ve been to for a long time though has to be Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who I saw in london at the end of 2013.
I didn’t get much worse than our early shows.
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
I feel like we haven’t spent anywhere near as much time there as we would have liked to, so I guess we need to make up for lost time. 110%
PEACE play in Whelan’s in Dublin on March 20th. Tickets are available here.