Bad Grammar front man Ben Forrester introduces a handful of lush, stripped-back songs with his new project Peaks.

Gone are the overdriven guitars, guttural shouts and crashing drums of his last band, but that doesn’t make the down-beat and emotive sounds of Peaks any less potent. Brain-child of Manchester-based ‘muso’ and all-round bad boy Ben Forrester, Peaks has only been around since the end of last year, but things are already moving quickly, and rightly so.

His second release of year, Hollowhead (recorded by the very talented Dan Beesley) sums up Peaks’ lush, loop-driven sound perfectly. It’s subtle, clean, raw. Fleeting, yet memorable. Short, but sweet. It’s emotional, not emo. It tugs at the heartstrings, but it doesn’t leave you crying naked on the floor in a puddle of your own sick at 4 in the morning. And that’s a good thing. A really good thing.

Peaks’ new 5-track EP is set for release on the 2nd of December. Go get it. You’ll really enjoy it.

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Words by Andy Crowder