- An Interview with Pacific Jammerzine Exclusive 29:36
As I said in our recent review of Pacific’s latest release titled ‘Clarity’, this band is on an evolutionary road with their music. That is a unique process, to say the least. And not just in music. You are literally examining yourself and making yourself the best you can be. That can be said of Pacific as a band. They are truly evolving. The makings of this and a glimpse of where Pacific is headed are detailed in this latest interview I did with the band from Manchester. In our first interview a few years ago, we discussed how the band formed and where they were headed at the time. This time around, we see some of those results and reflect on how the band has evolved over the last few years. Let this be both an example and a lesson for those artists at the start of their journey.
Pacific’s single ‘Time to Forget’ reaped the band’s first BBC Radio 1 play on the Huw Stephens show, along with airplay on a further eighty UK radio stations and press features from Q Magazine. Pacific’s energetic single ‘Life in Short’ exclusively launched with Metro declaring “New band Pacific are proving indie music is getting a much needed coming back.” The single won Staffordshire & Cheshire’s ‘Best Local Single’ at the 6 Towns Radio Awards 2018, it has been playlisted in retail stores across the UK, placed on national radio rotation on Jack FM and Union Jack FM and gained regional support with stations such as XS Manchester. The song has recently passed over 180k streams of Spotify, making it onto Discover Weekly playlists and high profile playlists such as PopFiltr’s ‘Rocking Indie’, resulting in Spotify for Artists congratulating the band via Twitter. ‘Life in Short”s music video has passed over 23k views on YouTube and was also selected by professional snooker player Liam Highfield as his walk-on song for every TV match in the 2018/19 season.
Pacific’s music has additionally gained support from Manchester football clubs; the band’s song ‘Dream of Mine’ has frequented Premier League match playlists at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, with Pacific’s music videos also on heavy rotation on Manchester United’s TV channel MUTV. The band has performed at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium as Premier League pre-match entertainment, and there has also been backing from Gary Neville-owned Salford City FC, who have used Pacific’s song ‘Blinded’ across all their social media video content.
Pacific have made huge steps on the live circuit, sharing stages with Razorlight, Maximo Park, Newton Faulkner, Toploader, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Wheatus, The Hoosiers, Starsailor and more, having played festivals across the UK including Crystal Palace Festival, Cornbury Music Festival, Leestock Music Festival and Liverpool International Music Festival to name a few. 2018 saw Pacific gain continued strong support from BBC Introducing and their first live TV interview on London Live.