Peace is an Alternative Rock band from Birmingham, UK. The group consists of vocalist Harry Koisser, his bassist brother Sam Koisser, guitarist Douglas Castle and drummer Dominic Boyce. The band started getting attention in early 2012 from the British rock press, attracting the attention of various labels and were soon signed by Columbia. This indie anthem is a single from their debut EP Delicious.
The song came to Harry Kossier during a Saturday job, which involved him holding a sign outside the Bullring in Birmingham. He told NME: "I was just standing around humming to myself, noting down ideas and trying to memorise certain lines, and 'California Daze' kind of came out of that." He continued: "I knew I had to remember it. I remember thinking to myself, 'This isn't too bad!' I wrote some stuff down on my phone and came up with the music after the melody."
The lyrics were inspired by the tedium of Kossier's job. He explained the song's meaning to NME: "It's kind of about being a bit bored and a bit gloomy, wandering around Birmingham carrying this sign. But I guess the main theme of the song is that things can only get better."
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
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