The London based alt-rock quartet Pace have just released new single, Boatman’s Weather. With a growing fan base and recognition from CLASH as well as BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music radio stations, The Fountain thought it time they caught up with the band to discuss the new track and the venue they are most excited to be playing when live gigs are safe to happen yet again.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Boatman’s Weather?

The reception has been fantastic and we’ve received loads of positive messages. It’s definitely more of the dark and moody side of Pace compared to previous releases, and people have responded really well to the energy we channelled in writing the song.

TF: Can you sum up the track in one sentence?

Lost at sea, reflecting on simpler times and dubious life choices.  

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?

It’s been tricky as everything’s so up in the air. We were hoping to play live at some point but we won’t do so unless we feel it’s safe for everyone. We’ve mostly been writing new song ideas at home and sending them to each other to add various parts. It’s the new pandemic way of song-writing and it’s working quite nicely for us. We have studio time in November with producer Brett Shaw, so we’ll be looking to record and release our EP around Christmas. Hopefully the world will feel a little more normal then!

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

We really enjoyed playing The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch last year for Killing Moon, it’s a cool venue and very loud. The sound and lighting were also awesome at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen (they even had a smoke machine). We actually had a mini-tour of Scotland booked before the Coronavirus madness so we’d like to revive those plans again at some point!