Y57 is proud to announce the top 10 for the 2012 Battle of the Bands taking place on August 30th, 2012, at the Rio Theatre. The artists are (in no particular order): Terra Nova Bay, Young Pacific, Sam Alviar, Magic Pixie Dream Girls, Wintercoast, The Friends, Doja, Shai Mate, The Cut Losses, and Rayneman.
Young Pacific is a 4-piece outfit hailing from Coquitlam, B.C. and is a band who continues to bring their own brand of West Coast indie-pop distinctly popular around the Vancouver area. The band first formed in 2009 with Mike Holden, Djavin Bowen, and Mike Noble who took cues from musical influences that range from a variety of genres. The band quickly and persistently kicks off their musical endeavors by putting on live shows across a multitude of popular Vancouver venues, sharing the stage with many other notable local acts.
Shortly after exercising their live performance muscles, the band headed into the studio to churn out their self-titled 4-track EP with producer Tom Dobrzansk who had also worked with many other prolific Vancouver acts. The EP aptly showcases the band’s knack for writing some heartfelt and catchy indie-pop numbers inspired by a variety of experiences of life in the West Coast, of childhood memories, of dreams, imaginations, and time.
The band has since solidified their lineup with a group now consisting of Djavin Bowen, Mike Noble, Brock Wiederick, and Devin Miller and continues to bring their high-energy efforts in their live performances as well as their endeavors in making a name for themselves as a distinguished act not only locally but internationally as well.
Young Pacific will be at the Canadian Music Festival in Toronto taking place from March 21-25, 2012, as part of Canadian Music Week. You can hear Young Pacific’s music via their Bandcamp or Myspace and stay connected with them through Facebook.