TRACK REVIEW: Rising Pacific – Parts

Founded in November 2013, Falkirk band Rising Pacific  have been cited, in typical Scottish fashion, as a “cracking wee three piece band” and one of the best young acts around which is no real surprise considering the material they’ve released so far. Naked, a single released at the tail end of 2015, featured the band channeling their inner rock gods (more specifically Queen Of The Stone Age) over a delightfully enjoyable three minutes, and thankfully the same level of quality is present on their latest song Parts.

Throwing out the slick guitar riffs and replacing it with a more gritty, gnarly approach, Parts comes across as significantly more dreary than what preceded it. This no doubt comes down to not only the lyrics carrying an anti romantic sentiment of “you’ll get what’s coming to you”, delivered beautifully with vengeance by singer and frontwoman Lindsey, but the sound itself. Unapologetic noise rock bliss, Rising Pacific keep the listener on their toes with an inconsistent tempo that transfers from serenity to adrenaline rushing and back again flawlessly.

The song’s peak hits almost 3/4 of the way through as it traverses through some XX tranquility before going all out cathartic with an assault from all ends: blisteringly loud drums, valiant guitars as well a catchy loop of “nananana”s means the song goes out with a roar rather than a whimper.

A wonderfully crafted track that all undoubtedly confirms that, regardless of the fact that Rising Pacific are now a man down, they have what it takes to stand out in the Scottish music scene.

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