Pacific Swell is most likely a band youʼve never heard about, which is not very surprising and VERY much a shame. Not surprising because they hail from Grenaa, like their fellow friends in Tin Can Telescope, spend most of their time in Klitmoeller (Cold Hawaii) and the rest of the time half their members are traveling somewhere around the world.
For this reason, it only gives them limited time to play live and record stuff – and actually they donʼt really own enough equipment to play live or record stuff anyways.
Now, the reason itʼs a shame you donʼt know them is: when they do get together, they write some really interesting music, always experimenting with mixing styles and always slightly changing direction. If ever you’ve been so lucky as to see them live, you will also know that itʼs always worth going to the next gig for that special atmosphere that radiate from the stage.
We are happy that Sejer Fangel from Tin Can Telescope were able to talk the guys into visiting Tapetown to do a Live Single, like they did themselves last t year. That means, that we get to share the premiere of their song ‘Clean Gypsiesʼ with you today.
As always with these Tapetown Live Singles, all is recorded live in the studio with the music-video made up of multiple shots from the day of recording. And after the session, we gave the band these three questions to answer:
What lies behind your choice of atmosphere for your Live Single?
I think we just got tired of playing with so many different bands that all look the same on stage. We get it, black leather boots and a white t-shirt looks cool. Anyways, we always liked to dress up, and since we’re no good at acting, getting on a stage and trying to make something sound like music, while wearing strange clothes, just seemed easier.
When we decided to make these live singles, we wanted to use the fact that a video came along. We’re pretty poor, so all of it’s homemade and borrowed from our friends. Which we like. We wouldn’t want something fancy, but still tried to leave a visual impression. As always, we’re pretty late with any preparation. So our suits we’re all finished in Adams garage just eight hours before going to the studio.
We’ve been told that you actually don’t own enough equipment yourselves to play live – how does that work out?
We try to stay friends with the people who buy equipment. Tin Can Telescope have been (and will be) our saviours a fare few times. Hope you guys enjoy the shoutout, please let us use your stuff again. Also none of us own a car, and since we’re not good at preparing for anything, the 24 hours prior to all concerts are no smooth ride.
Could we get to see you guys surf in your Mariachi outfits sometime??
We’re like the freaking Beach Boys. No one touches a surfboard unless it’s for a cover shot