Ahead of the release of their sophomore album In Spite Of Me (July 27, Pure Noise Records), we asked guitarist Greg Hall to take on our A-Z challenge and tell us all about Like Pacific!
A song that made you want to make music?
Based on a True Story by The Startling Line as a whole.
Best rider you’ve had?
They’re definitely better in the UK!
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
One time Luke and I were laughing at something to each other walking out of a truck stop in the Midwest and we straight up walked through a gun fight outside the station. The rest of the guys were in the van on the ground yelling at us to get in. It was crazy, we almost didn’t even realize what was happening.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“Am I just a void or am I something missing”
Easiest song you wrote?
We honestly spend so much time on each song. I don’t think I could name one.
Favourite song in your set?
I’m so excited to play songs off In Spite Of Me.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
We joked around a lot about having Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace haha.
Hardest thing about being a band?
Being away from ones you love and being able to save money.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Brad sings and plays guitar in Safe to Say!
Jokes you have in the band?
Too many to even name one!
Key to writing a song?
Writing with people you mesh with and feel comfortable with.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
5500 km to the UK.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Derek Hoffman and Alan Day honestly. They both worked on In Spite Of Me with us and are some of the most talented individuals I’ve ever met. Collaborating with them is a dream.
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
First thing that comes to mind is The Maine.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Keep your eyes peeled for lots more exciting stuff this summer. We have lots to share!
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
In Spite Of Me was one of the last songs we wrote for the album. As everything started to come together more, it became obvious that it would set the vibe for the rest of the record and it just felt right.
See us live at?
Canada next week with Seaway and Bearings! Tickets at seawayband.com let’s go!
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I think it’s tight when bands get to do their own coffee roast with a company. That’s two creative industries colliding which is very cool.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Stripped down renditions big time.
What do your fans mean to you?
God damn everything, of course.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Not band related but Jordan did the first 5 weeks of Warped 2016 cause he broke his arm skateboarding like a couple weeks before we left haha.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
No one in specific! Shit happens on tour.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Self explanatory, a bear.