Pacific have built a name for themselves with their blend of rock and indie which saw them win the national vote to play YNot? Festival 2019. The piano-indie band have followed this up in emphatic fashion with their latest single ‘Idols’ – firmly planting themselves at the forefront of the emerging Manchester scene.

Recorded by recent Kaiser Chiefs producer David Watts, ‘Idols’ has bolstered Pacific’s already impressive arsenal of songs. Their unique use of piano to add a different dimension to their music stands them out from the crowd and teeters on the edge the current indie pop sound; but keeps them very much on the rockier side than a lot of bands unwittingly stray into.

The new single is a real statement of intent from Pacific, from the powerful opening bass line that remains presents throughout, to the clear declaration in the chorus as Anthony Orzel sings “whatever you say won’t change my life / give it a year and we’ll be idols” – a statement that I thoroughly believe after hearing this song.

Pacific were supposed to be headlining Gorilla, Manchester, on 3rd April which has now been rearrange to 25th September. After three sell-shows last year and the incredible backing they’re getting from BBC Introducing, Salford City FC and featuring on match day playlists at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium I have no doubts that Pacific will exceed all expectations and are a great band to get behind.

Written by: Stuart Daley