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 saw the band play Y Not Festival after winning the national Band App vote from 1,000s of acts, join The Blinders, All Tvvins, Red Rum Club and The Modern Strangers as their main support act, as well play a string of other festivals, a 30-minute gig live on air for BBC Introducing, and receive playlisting from Amazing Radio and Jack FM, plus support from XS Manchester, performing a live session on-air.
Pacific have kicked-off 2020 with new single release "Idols" on Friday 24th January, which has already seen early support from BBC Introducing Manchester with consecutive plays, Amazing Radio and XS Manchester, along with blog feature from a multitude of sites including A1234, Indie Is Not A Genre, Wolf in a Suit, Jammerzine, Ear To The Ground Music and more.
Recent live slots have also included Dot to Dot Festival 2019, joining All Tvvins, The Modern Strangers, and Red Rum Club as support act on their recent tours, as well as selling out their biggest headline show to date at Night People, Manchester which was covered by Scott’s Menswear & Manchester’s Finest.
Continued strong radio support this year has included multiple BBC Introducing plays, national playlisting on Amazing Radio & Union Jack FM, as well as support from XS Manchester, where the band performed an acoustic session.
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, who use the band’s music across their video content.
With single ‘Life in Short’ hitting over 190k streams on Spotify, plus more new music on the way, Pacific are showing no signs of slowing down in bringing piano back to modern indie music.
“New band Pacific are proving indie music is getting a much needed coming back” – METRO
"These guys are bound for glory" - Wolf In a Suit (2020)
“Pacific are forging a space for themselves in the gap between rock and pop… Get involved.” – Mind Noise Network (2020)
"“This band is original at the core surrounded by a unified force of sheer creativity and energy. I dare you to press play. Your standards of music will change for the better.” - Jammerzine (2020)
“Creating their own piano-driven, alternative niche they are rebranding the face of modern Indie” – The Pentatonic (2019)
“Pacific’s electrifyingly immediate sound effortlessly appeals to a variety of taste" – Sounds Magazine (2019)
"Their sound is unique; electric, upbeat with a dominant focus on the keys" – Scotts Menswear (2019)
"We love everything that Pacific is bringing, their music to even their creative direction" – Keep Walking Music (2019)
"2019 alone has already been a year of success for Pacific" – Manchester's Finest (2019)