In 2015 there are those bands who are content to fit neatly into pre-ordained boxes set for them, and then there
are bands who take one look at those boxes, chuckle to themselves, and proceed to throw every preconception
and narrow-minded assumption straight out of the window. Brighton’s Black Peaks are firmly and
unapologetically the latter.
Founded initially by guitarist Joe Gosney, bassist Andrew Gosden and drummer Liam Kearley, the original
blueprint for the band was one of knotty instrumentalism and expansive, cinematic structure well-suited to the
band’s astonishing musical skill set. However, the introduction of maniacal frontman Will Gardner on vocals
served as a powerful lightening rod for the band, offering their exceptional technical ability a formidable