Saturday, 26 May 2018


I reviewed Pacific a couple of years ago for a published article entitled "Cheshire Rocks", after only hearing a couple of tracks, a single "Dream Of Mine" and the lead track "Time To Forget" from their debut E.P.  The band consist of the Orzel brothers, Anthony (vocals/piano) and Daniel (synths/bass/backing vocals) and are joined by Dave Bithel (guitars) and Drew Burns (drums/percussion).

Hailing from Northwich in Cheshire, Pacific play a piano led Indie Alternative style that can be likened to the band Keane but with an edgier rockier sound.  The band reached the semi-final of “Live and Unsigned”, the biggest original music competition for bands around the UK in 2011.  They have released a handful of singles and have had rave reviews from the likes of New Musical Express and BBC 6’s Mark Radcliffe.  They also played the Golden Square at the Warrington Music Festival.

After gaining critical acclaim for their aforementioned debut E.P. , "What Are You Waiting For" they have since released the brilliant single "Blinded" in 2017 which is a powerful Indie Rock track which reminds me of a hybrid of The Killers and Razorlight.  The song gained high praise from notable reviewers and music media.

"Life In Short" is the title of their new single and has already won Staffordshire and Cheshire's Best Local Single at the 6 Towns Radio Awards in 2018 marching past the 60k streams with ease on Spotify.  The song is a kind of Electro Rock and takes me back to the late 80s a little.  Another strong song and this band are sure to maintain their rapid rising popularity when their debut album drops!

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