The Story So Far
Piano-indie rock band Pacific, based in Manchester, UK are making a name for themselves, with their unique blend of alternative rock and indie nuances. The band consists of brothers & songwriters Anthony Orzel – Vocals/Piano and Daniel Orzel – Synths/Bass/Backing Vocals, Dave Bithell – Guitars and Drew Burns – Drums/Percussion.
Having been spun on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens and featured in METRO, “New band Pacific are proving indie music is getting a much needed coming back”, the band’s electrifying immediate sound has been gaining them strong momentum.
2019 alone has already seen the band sell out two shows in Manchester and one in Northwich, win Y Not Festival’s public vote to play the festival from 1,000s of acts that applied, as well as play a 30-minute, live-on-air gig for BBC Introducing following single ‘Clarity’. Recent live slots have also included Dot to Dot Festival 2019 & joining All Tvvins, The Blinders, Red Rum Club and The Modern Strangers as main support on their tour.
Rising Through The Ranks
Continued strong radio support this year has included multiple BBC Introducing radio plays, national playlisting on Union Jack FM, as well as support from XS Manchester, where the band performed an acoustic session following single ‘Let Me Out’.
Pacific have also gained support from Manchester football clubs; frequenting Premier League match playlists at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, performing at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, and receiving backing from Salford City FC, using single ‘Blinded’ across their video content.
With ‘Life in Short’ hitting over 190k streams on Spotify, plus new single releases throughout 2019, Pacific are showing no signs of slowing down in bringing piano back to modern indie music.
« their sound is big & bold, with a focus on the keys. their music holds the injection of indie rock the charts so desperately need right now. »