Pacific are Anthony Orzel (Vocals, piano) Dave Bithell (Guitar, backing vocals) Daniel Orzel (Bass, backing vocals) and Drew Burns. (Drums, percussion)
Based in Cheshire the band formed back in 2011 and it’s fair to say that they that right now they really are a band on the up. I mean after all it’s not every day that you get featured on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens is it?
I’ve said before that at the minute Indie bands are absolutely ten a penny, so it’s going to take something special to really stand out from the tight denim clad crowd but I think that these guys have it. Don’t ask me exactly what ‘it’ is because I’m not entirely sure but I think mainstream success could be on the way for these boys as Time To Forget is an absolute beauty.
On the tune itself the band says;
“Time to Forget is essentially about a struggle between letting go of the past and being able to seize new opportunities in the future! Shown in lyrics throughout, e.g.: “Memories, opportunities, which one will rule me?” & “It’s time to forget, no room for regret”.
The video (Which you can watch below) sees frontman Anthony struggling to move on from memories of a girl he used to know, but the feeling is definitely a positive one. Lord knows we’ve all struggled to shake those memories that we know we should at one point or the other!
I think the real sell on the tune apart from the presence of a piano which is scoring so many points with me right now is the unwavering positivity on display. Everything is going to be alright. I love the vocal which is simple and smooth and the melodies really hit all of the right spots. Good Indie was always about strong melodies and they can be found in abundance here, and along with the hook they will get stuck in your head for days. Personally I don’t think you can ask much more from a single than that.
Radio 1 play and plug so absolute tosh at times but they could be backing a winner.
Time To Forget is a tune that demands your attention, so melodic and so smooth. It’s got that bit of magic, something undeniable, something brilliant. Never mind a band for the future… Pacific are a band for right now.