Consequence Of Sound is now streaming the entire new Never Not Dead EP by Chicago rockers PEEL, just days before its release this Friday and its corresponding hometown release party on Sunday. The stream is accompanied by a track-by-track breakdown of the EP.
The Never Not Dead EP is an infectious party-ready hybrid of poppy/classic rock and melodic punk rock hooks. Expanding the PEEL sound, the new songs see them taking an even more pop-borne approach and the others adding more grit to the rock.
With their stream of PEEL‘s Never Not Dead, Consequence Of Sound offers in part, “Opener ‘Wet Work’ is the perfect intro for fans new and old, its pounding drums and fiery guitar licks driving a heavy ’70s thrust underneath the gang screams of, ‘Fuck yeah!’ Pete Mueller takes lead on the song, as he does on the punk-pop follow-up, ‘Give Up Your Ghost’ and the lamenting ‘Broken Down’. His fellow guitarist Kyle Hickey, meanwhile, delivers his crackling rock-a-billy vocals on tracks like the barn-burning ‘Teenage Rock & Roll Sinner’ and the dark doo-wop of closer ‘High Til I Die’.”
Stream PEEL’s new EP early only at Consequence Of Sound RIGHT HERE.
Never Not Dead will see independent release on digital and cassette this Friday, April 27th; find preorders HERE. Fans of Cheap Trick, Dead Boys, MC5, and New York Dolls should check it out.
PEEL will deliver the new tunes to their hometown fans two days after the release of Never Not Dead, playing a release party at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago on Sunday, April 29th. Watch for additional live shows to be announced in the weeks ahead.
PEEL Never Not Dead Release Show:
4/29/2018 Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
PEEL was started in 2016 by longtime friends Pete Mueller and Kyle Hickey, both of whom share guitar and vocal duties – Mueller on the poppy tones and Hickey on the more rocking end of the spectrum – and the lineup is rounded-out with Dave Stach (Dethbeds) on bass and Jake Anderson (Future Monarchs) on drums. The band released their debut album Marlboro Country in 2016, but it wasn’t until the recording sessions for the follow-up, the 2017-released Goes Bananas album, recording with Josh Shapera at Shirk Studios, when the band really honed the hooks and harmonies, claps and choruses, which helped forge their true sound. The release of Goes Bananas, and the crazy coinciding release show at the Empty Bottle, helped launch PEEL into the local circuit, after which they began supporting more popular acts at larger venues. The shows have helped the band continue to cultivate their party-ready riffage and fuel new inspiration to create material, which the band is currently recording at Jamdek Recording Studio for a new EP, Never Not Dead.