Party Central: Burberry Brit Rhythm NYC

Last night Irving Plaza was teeming with the best people New York can offer; artists, models, writers and the rest danced and drank the night away to a show hosted by Burberry Brit Rhythm with Milk. This series of gigs by Burberry showcasing up-and-coming British rock and roll talent had finally graced our shores and last night the show was up in lights; Peace, a four-piece indie rock outfit from Worcester, were our ambassadors of the evening. They wowed the crowd with Brit pop-esque anthems and some nostalgic covers, set in a strobe-light fantasia that made us feel as though we were inside a music video. Their cover of David Bowie’s Fame with Charli XCX had even the most severe music critics tapping their feet. Then singer Harry Koisser thanked Burberry for his threads in a thick Midland accent and the band lunged into another guitar-heavy track from their album In Love.

As the crowd grooved to tunes played by DJ Gary Powell, once-drummer of the Libertines, I snuck off to hang backstage with Peace once they came off stage. They were a pleasure to hang with. Tales of their recent local shows kept me amused and also glad that this very talented band was gracing the USA with its presence. I liked them so much I won’t be divulging any of those stories here! What a night, it brought a lot of great characters together. Faces that I wish I saw more of and cannot wait to see again. We wait with baited breath for Burberry’s next British rock invasion.

Photography by Andrew Boyle and Masha Maltsava

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