Toronto’s Like Pacific is one of the latest in what seems to be a never-ending stream of new pop-punk bands. Did I say stream? I meant tsunami.
On their self-titled 5-song EP these guys do everything you’d expect a pop-punk band to do… the songs are fast, energetic and melodic and – unfortunately for them - wholly unoriginal. It’s all pretty much by the numbers stuff. Like Pacific tend to lean towards the harder side of the pop-punk spectrum with a vocalist who seems to be into the sing/shout kinda thing and does so in a rather monotone voice, which doesn’t exactly benefit the band.
I’m pretty sure this EP won’t offend anyone, but it doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression either. Instead it seems content to just flow by, much like the ocean with the same name.
By the way… if you google Like Pacific, this is one of the pictures that comes up. I’m guessing it’s not the band.