The Manchester piano-indie rock four-piece continue their appetite for larger-than-life singles, attracting notable attention from Apple Music “this band are about to make a huge impact”, who have now retained Pacific on their Breaking Rock editorial playlist for almost a year.
This follows on from BBC Radio 1 radio airplay by Huw Stephens, METRO and Gigwise press coverage, curation in Charlie Ashcroft’s Fresh Finds, Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net and This Feeling’s Best New Bands Spotify playlists, plus a Y Not Festival debut in 2019, after winning a national vote to play, competing against thousands of acts.
Ambitiously personal & powerful, new single ‘Alibi‘ is sure to propel Pacific to new heights. Recorded by Kaiser Chiefs producer David Watts, ‘Alibi‘ tells the truth about the lengths you would go to protect the one you hold most dear and ultimately, what you would be willing to sacrifice in the process “we can leave the past behind”.
Previous single ‘Puzzle‘ (released 5th February 2021) received huge backing from Manchester United, adding the track to their FA Cup 5th round pre-match stadium playlist, televised live on BBC 1. Moreover, BBC Introducing from Manchester and Merseyside both spun the single, along with ‘Puzzle‘ garnering XS Manchester’s Record of the Week, multiple plays on Amazing Radio, a live interview & lockdown session on Co-Op Radio, a Soccer AM feature, plus a multitude of reviews. The band created a social media character called “The Puzzler”, engaging fans to choose the name – with the track mascot undertaking popular Instagram Reel escapades throughout lockdown, generating further buzz pre & post-release.
Blackstar Amps recently endorsed and filmed the band’s YouTube cover video series “90 Sec Anthems”, released over November & December 2020, whilst the band have played virtual live sets for Liverpool Sound City’s ‘Guest House’, the official online afterparty for Manchester Arena’s 25th Anniversary, the virtual Chester Live Festival, and a live Jimmy’s Instagram takeover.
Adding to Pacific’s football acclaim, the band’s music is used consistently by Salford City FC in their social media video material, as well as support from Soccer AM, Brentford F.C. and Manchester City, performing at the Etihad Stadium on the City Square stage.
Pacific are planning their biggest Manchester show later in 2021, plus festival dates at Liverpool Sound City and Hit the North Festival. Pre-pandemic live shows saw the band join The Blinders, All Tvvins and Red Rum Club as main support act, whilst selling out headline gigs at Night People in Manchester and The Salty Dog in Northwich. Festival slots included Y Not Festival, Cornbury Festival, Dot to Dot Festival and Blackthorn Festival.
Pacific’s previous singles’ streaming success has seen songs amass over 200k streams on Spotify (Life in Short) and have been playlisted across retail stores throughout the UK.
It is clear that for this rising band, it is only the beginning.