Vocalist Molly Puckering is a lone voice up front, her searingly personal vocals channelling a rare degree of emotion amid those beautifully balanced electronics from her musical partners Maxwell Shirley and Pete Redshaw.
“We’re trying to make interesting sounds but in quite an accessible way,” explains Maxwell. “It’s a pop scenario. Electronic ambient sounds but in a pop context.”
Far out in the rolling Yorkshire landscape, Peakes are able to let their imaginations run unhindered. Even here, though, Molly still can't quite find peace, recording her vocals entirely alone, cut off from the rest of the world. "I like going into a completely dark room on my own and feeling quite isolated. For me, that always brings out the best performance."
The communication, the interplay between each member makes Peakes what it is, and what it can be. The three believe in one another – from those frosted vocals, the fluid electronics, and Pete's expertly controlled drumming – to become a self-contained pop unit divorced from the outside world.<br>