Peace Ritual's self titled EP is set for release on Friday September 2 through Last Ride Records, in collaboration with Brick + Mortar.
"Tears Of Joy" and "Trust Fall" established Peace Ritual's genesis, balancing swirling drones, jangly guitar layers and soulful pop sensibilities. Between the two singles, Peace Ritual have been played across a multitude of triple j programs, they have been added to rotation on FBi Radio as well as on MTV Upload and added to a weekend playlist on RAGE.
Peace Ritual is the dream pop brainchild of Joel Martorana (Endless Heights) and Thomas Elliott (Caged Existence) with co-writing and production credits from Sam Bassal (Ocean Grove). Born out of bedroom jams between tours, Peace Ritual was originally conceived as a hardcore band, but the duo unintentionally gravitated to writing rock or pop choruses and ultimately decided to pivot and commit to collaborating on a sound that felt most natural. Blending acoustic guitar, drum machines and synths, Peace Ritual abandon boundaries to find their balance.
Releasing through Last Ride Records, Peace Ritual take a unique place within the hardcore affiliated subculture, donning hypnotic and cult-like characteristics while searching for meaning and a sense of purpose along the way.
- Last Ride Records