It’s not often you get to write about a new Irish band and mention the likes of Little Richard, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry in the opening sentence but with Dublin quartet The Pacifics and their debut EP it’s simply unavoidable. With the sounds of the 80’s and 90’s being continuously pilfered by modern acts it’s refreshing to see an outfit jump back a further couple of decades and seek refuge in the cream of the sixties for their modus operandi. As the title may suggest the Play Favourites EP is a collection of their favourite songs from the aforementioned artists; all recorded in authentic mono and embellished with a gutsy rock n’ roll swagger. I’m very interested to see how all this is translated into original recordings but for now, this will do just nicely.
Play Favourites is out on June 10th through their very own Mistkäfer Records and The Pacifics will be having their official EP launch at The R.A.G.E. (brilliant little place and well worth investigating) on June 11. Tickets for the gig will be free and available in the shop from June 1.