Los Angeles, CA
The Peach Kings is the sultry rock noir child of Paige Wood and Steven Dies. Formed in California the band draws heavily from their roots; Paige from the velvet-tongued doo-wop, soul, and jazz singers she emulated growing up in Texas, and Steven from the gritty buzz of heavy riffs his guitar idols were playing just down the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Together they have aggregated their influences and landed between genres, citing inspiration from artists like PJ Harvey, Nancy Sinatra, The Cramps, Lee Hazelwood, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Led Zeppelin, DEVO, and Portishead. The Peach Kings have hit a sweet spot between the polish and the dirt, the glide and the swagger.
Representing the new vanguard of independent music, the band has demonstrated what it takes to be successful without label support. They have worked their way into the world of TV and Movies, landing their music in shows like Boardwalk Empireand Shameless, and several movies. They continue to self-release music and videos from their Los Angeles digs, and are able to tug on the ears of prominent tastemakers throughout the industry. The band was photographed by Drew Barrymore for a feature with V Magazine and MTV, alongside Warpaint, M83, The Drums, Mac Miller, and Lord Huron. While the music speaks for itself, major artists like Cyndi Lauper and The Heavy hand picked The Peach Kings to accompany them on US tours, placing the band in front of sold out crowds in some of the country's most prestigious venues.