I heard Glacier Pacific for the first time last week and it didn’t take long before I completely feel in love with their sound. With resemblances to The 1975 meeting Two Door Cinema Club, Yorkshire-based quartet Glacier Pacific are storming the indie scene their definitive style and infectious sound.
I managed to catch up an interview with the group, and it went a little like this:
Hey there; thanks for agreeing to this interview, have you any opening words?
Hey, thanks for having us. We’re Glacier Pacific consisting of Eliott (vocals), Richard (guitar), Adam (bass) and Jonny (drums)
Talk me through the band’s name, Glacier Pacific.
We had a lot of names flying around, but not of them really clicked with us. One of us randomly came up with ‘Glacier Pacific’ and we all instantly felt that the name fitted the bands chilled out vibe and aesthetic perfectly
What’s the best part about being in a band?
We love playing live. We self produce all of our music in our singers bedroom so we really enjoy spending as much time as possible writing and recording in there
What about the worst part?
Probably how financially difficult things can get, the positives massively outweigh the negatives though.
What’s your favourite album by another artist?
Michael Jackson-Thriller, classic vibes on that record
What’s the first song you ever remember hearing?
Probably something by Michael Jackson, maybe ‘Beat It’ or ‘Billie Jean’
Why did you choose to get into music?
We started playing together when we were around 13/14 mainly because it was fun and we were really into the whole pop punk scene at the time. We just kept enjoying it, so we stuck at it, expanding our musical influences as we’ve grown which has lead us into the pop band we are today
What is one outrageous fact that hardly anyone knows about you?
We’re all massive fans of Ronan Keating, especially when driving around. Perfect cruising music
Other than each other, if you could choose any musicians – living or dead – who would be in your dream band?
Probably Prince, John Mayer and Chad Kroeger
What advice would you give to any budding-musicians or bands who are just starting out?
Probably just follow whatever you think is right, in terms of gigging and playing, and just do that. Only do it if you really love music too, and stick at it even if you’re not very good at first, you will get good eventually if you invest the time into it.
What’s your favourite memory from a gig you’ve played?
Our recent headline show in our hometown Leeds was probably our favourite. It sold out soon after we put tickets out for it, and it was the first time we’ve ever headlined a gig in the many years we’ve been together so it was pretty special
Are there are any particular projects or causes you would like to raise attention about?
Our latest release ‘Never Let Me Go’ is on our Soundcloud and on YouTube, it will be available for download soon so look out for it
Ready for the quick fire round? Let’s start off with the one we ask everyone; what colour socks are you wearing?
Do you prefer recording music or playing live?
Probably playing live
How many tattoos does the band have, collectively?
Just the one our drummer Jonny has, it’s a pretty elaborate piece, and probably makes up for the rest of us not having any.
How about piercings?
We don’t have any
What do you prefer: late nights or early mornings?
Late night vibes
What’s your favourite snack?
Weapon of choice?
Our bass player Adam
Thank you for agreeing to the interview and good luck with your upcoming gigs and ventures; looking forward to hearing more music from you guys! Have you any parting words?
Thanks for having us, and thanks to anyone who is following us, we really appreciate it
Remember that you can check out Glacier Pacific’s music, and the other interviews at Delirious Antidotes; you can also contact email@example.com if you are interested in being interviewed for this blog. Thank you again to Glacier Pacific; it was a pleasure to interview you!