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Originally starting out as a three-piece, guitarist Joe Gosney, drummer Liam Kearley, and bassist Andrew Gosden had already started to create waves within the music scene as the post-rock trio Shrine. The addition of fellow Brighton, U.K.-based vocalist Will Gardner gave the band the additional edge that they had been seeking. With three EPs already under their belt -- 2012's Carpet Worms, 2013's Kursk, and 2014's Closer to the Sun -- as Shrine, the band decided to adopt the far-less-commonplace moniker Black Peaks. Retaining their blend of math and post-rock, fitting somewhere between Pelican and Mars Volta, the group started to garner the attention of major labels. Gaining extensive airplay on BBC Radio 1 from the likes of Zane Lowe, the quartet signed a deal with Sony in mid-2015 and set about recording their debut album at the Middlefarm Studios in Devon with Mark Roberts. The resulting Statues was released at the beginning of 2016, preceded by the singles "Saviour" and "Glass Built Castles." ~ Rich Wilson

Brighton, England