Meet indie-rock four-piece Pacific Avenue and their riff-fuelled new single, Excuse Me
The South Coast outfit have a bunch of shows coming up this November.
South Coast New South Wales four-piece Pacific Avenue were only born in 2017, but have since already supported the likes of The Wombats, Skegss and The Belligerents with their particular brand of indie-rock, one that blends old school riffage with new school sensibilities. Now following on from the release of their third single Sally, they're back with a new track and some launch shows to boot.
We hit 'em up with a few questions to get better acquainted ahead of said shows, check it all out below:
Tell us about yourselves?
Were a few 20-somethings from the south coast, who like making rock music.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
We can never seem to properly answer that cause our style is always changing with our influences at the time, but at the moment we’ve been really into Powderfinger and other classic rock bands.
Usually it starts with having an idea of lyrics and some nice chord progressions, then taking it to the band and unpacking everything that’s going on in it. Either that or we just jam and try make something up and feel it out, which is cool because it’s organic and off the cuff.
Can you tell us about your new single, Excuse Me?
This song came out of my ‘love song’ phase. With all of us living together for the first time, there was a lot of love in the air and needless to say, a lot of music. The song is opened up with “Welcome to the show”, which sets a fitting tone for the piece, as it represents the meeting of a lovely lady, her introduction to the roller coaster we were living. The meaning of the song is largely about flirting with the boundaries of dating and misreading the signs of what’s going on.
Any shows coming up?
Yep, we’re hitting the road mid November for our Excuse Me single tour, which will see us jumping between some cool venues and breathtaking Vietnamese restaurants up and down the east coast with a combination of headline shows and a festival.
Fri 16 Nov - The Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne
Fri 23 Nov - Factory Theatre (Fusebox), Sydney
Sat 24 Nov - Beyond Festival, Kangaroo Valley
Wed 28 Nov - The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
What's the rest of the year have in store?
The rest of the year we’ll be back into business finishing of our debut EP, bouncing between studio and some pop up gigs, then finishing with Lost Paradise on New Year's, which we’re really looking forward to!
Where can we hear more of your music?
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