Peach Pit
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Background information
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie pop, Indie rock
Years active 2016–present
Labels Columbia
Kingfisher
Members Neil Smith
Mikey Pascuzzi
Peter Wilton
Christoper Vanderkooy

Peach Pit is an indie pop band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band is led by Neil Smith, guitarist Christopher Vanderkooy, bassist Peter Wilton, and drummer Mikey Pascuzzi. They describe their own music as "chewed bubblegum pop", whereas critics have described their sound as sad pop, and surf rock and is characterized by a soft spoken vocal style and guitar driven rock melodies. The band rose quickly from local favourites to international stars through viral music videos produced by videographer Lester Lyons-Hookam. The band have sported the same clothes for every live performance since buying them for their first music video shoot.

History

The group formed when high school friends, Neil Smith and Chris Vanderkooy, decided to collaborate on a musical project in 2014. Peter Wilton and Mikey Pascuzzi joined them on bass and drums. In June of 2016, the band released their debut EP, Sweet FA. A year later in September of 2017, the band released their debut LP, Being So Normal.

Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Neil Smith was formerly part of the folk band Dogwood and Dahlia. Smith and bassist Peter Wilton formerly worked as Amazon delivery drivers, guitarist Christopher Vanderkooy worked at a local Vancouver brewery, and drummer Mikey Pascuzzi worked as a carpenter. The band quit their jobs to go on their first tour of North America, Europe and Asia from 2017-2018. They have been touring steadily ever since the release of their debut album.

Peach Pit performed at Bonnaroo and the Shaky Knees Music Festival in 2019 and is opening for Two Door Cinema Club in a tour of the U.S. and Canada in 2019.

Members

  • Neil Smith — lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Christopher Vanderkooy — lead guitar
  • Peter "Peachy Pete" Wilton — bass guitar
  • Mikey Pascuzzi — drums

Discography

EPs

  • Sweet FA (June 3, 2016)

Albums

  • Being So Normal (September 15, 2017)

Live Albums

  • Peach Pit on Audio Tree Live (November 8, 2017)

Singles

  • Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!) (December 14, 2017)


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