Pacífica: rocking enough to make us blush
Is this it. It looks like the Strokes. But it’s way better than the Strokes, since it’s a duo of women, not a bunch of headless males.
If you’re a fan of rock and Casablanca’s band, you must have come across one of the dozens of videos of the excellent covers made by the young Argentinians Ines Adam (vocals and guitar) and Martina Nintzel (giant bass and dancing). Despite the curious size difference between the two, the chemistry is instantaneous… While Ines is accurate and at the same time smooth in her rock performance, Martina plays the bass with charm and joy, a charismatic duo that knows how to captivate their audience, whether in a night club or on YouTube.
From 2021 onwards, the duo decided to take it a step further, launching the Pacífica project, having performed at the mythical Bleecker Street in New York. Located between traditional restaurants, nightclubs and, especially, disco stores, the house “The Bitter End” received the girls for several dates in a row. A chance not only to test their own material but also to present new cool covers, as is the case of the Wet Leg hit, “Chaise longue” (small detail, the band also has a female duo as its main focus). “We do intend on getting a drummer and possibly a second guitarist, we’re just trying to find the best possible match and not hurry the decision”, says Pacífica. No hurry at all, hermanas!
We’re inspired by other female musician bands, even though we don’t see ourselves as a “female” band rather than just another band trying to make it.
DIY in New York City
But the coolest thing about Pacífica is that they’re not afraid of doing it by themselves. We have to say that, when it comes to Latin artists, it’s very difficult to get noticed in the world’s biggest market if you decide to let go of the expected “stereotype”. And these two, however, manage to find the perfect mix between their country melodrama and all the trends alternative rock music has produced in the last 20 years, becoming one of the world’s most promising BAND to watch out in 2022.
2 4 Things about Pacífica
RC – You guys are making it happen in NY right now. How’s the feeling? You came from Argentina?
P – We’re so excited, we’ve only been a duo officially for two months, so for us to have a show in new york city so soon is a dream come true. Everything happened so fast and we’re still kind of processing it, we feel this is only the beginning and can’t wait to get back to Argentina and start recording our debut album.
RC – Pacífica it’s a Strokes’ cover band or you both intend to go your own way?
P – Before we were Pacifica, we started out doing Strokes covers on YouTube, but then we moved on to do some original music and some other artists’ covers as well. Pacifica is definitely not a tribute band, it’s so much more than Strokes covers. We’re working on our originals and we can’t wait until they’re finished and we can share them with our followers.
RC – The sudden success of female bands like Wet Leg an added boost to you? Do you intend to keep that guitar-bass format or are you going to add drums and keyboards?
P – We’re inspired by other female musician bands, even though we don’t see ourselves as a “female” band rather than just another band trying to make it. We love to see the success bands like Wet Leg or Hinds have gotten, but the dream would be to not even have to be asked that question, for it to be normalized that women can make their own music, specially in rock. We do intend on getting a drummer and possibly a second guitarist, we’re just trying to find the best possible match and not hurry the decision.
RC – Any thoughts about Pacífica playing in Brazil someday?
P – Maybe next year! We want to produce our album first.
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