Bands like Sub Pacific donʼt come around often in the local music scene. Energetic, unique and overflowing with passion, they were winners of Wight Noize 2019 for good reason – confirming the Isle of Wight four-piece as one of the most promising local rock bands around.
Having only formed in the summer of 2018 and with a fantastic Isle of Wight festival main stage performance behind them, they are set for wider appreciation around the country. Frontman Aaron Taylor described performing at the iconic festival as "an incredible experience and a day we will never forget. Thank you to John Giddings for allowing us this opportunity, to Solo Music Agency & Platform One College of Music for making it possible, and of course to everyone who came and saw us play. We hope you had as much fun as we did!"
Somewhat comparable to Don Broco or Deaf Havana, the Islanders' sound brilliantly traverses the line where heavy rock and pop meet. I have listened to loads of local bands, but Sub Pacific are comfortably one of the most interesting alternative rock bands Iʼve discovered in a long time. What's more, their commitment to progressing rather than stagnating is to be admired.
George Miles – Follow me on Twitter @GeorgeMiles6