Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Teenage Rockers Are Making Waves; Indie Band Far Pacific Chat to SARAH JEFFERY about Their Debut EP and Headline Gig at O2 Academy 2

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Teenage Rockers Are Making Waves; Indie Band Far Pacific Chat to SARAH JEFFERY about Their Debut EP and Headline Gig at O2 Academy 2

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Byline: SARAH JEFFERY

OUTH Shields band Far Pacific are set to rock the O2 Academy 2 in Newcastle tonight with their first headline gig.

SThe indie four-piece are taking to the stage at the popular music venue to launch their debut EP I Can See The Sea.

The teenage quartet are already making waves on the North East music scene with their brand of catchy indie rock music and their single Where Do We Go From Here gained high praise last summer.

Despite being a fledging teenage band, Far Pacific, have worked hard to develop their sound and build a name for themselves on the local scene. The lads have gigged relentlessly, playing at venues such as O2 Academy, Head of Steam and Pop Recs, as well as supporting Lilliput at Independent in Sunderland and Belgian indie band Balthazar at Think Tank? in New T castle.

Bassist and backing vocalist Matthew Keedy said: "We've all played in bands beforehand, playing completely different stuff to what we do now. When we were all 15-ish we decided we were sick of playing covers, so we started a new band and began writing our tunes and getting our sound sorted.

"Since we had all played in different bands we all had different influences so our sound is defi-nitely one that evolved over time. When we first started, we were just writing loud, fast, dancy guitar music but now as we've got older our sound is so much more refined, with every new song getting better and better."

The band were also thrilled to be crowned winners of a Battle of the Bands competition held at Newcastle College back in December and are incredibly grateful for everyone's support. "There's been great support for us at the minute. Lisbon from Whitley Bay have been really supportive recently after we supported them at The Head of Steam in Newcastle. And everyone seems to love what we play, a while ago we played a Scratch Night at the Customs House in South Shields and received nothing but praise for what we were doing. …

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