MARSICANS are a four-piece from Leeds, whose harmony-laden, hard-edged sound is quickly gaining notoriety alongside their reputation for thrilling live shows. Following recent ecstatically-received shows in the Netherlands and France, MARSICANS support Minnesota’s HIPPO CAMPUS on five UK dates before headlining their own UK tour in February and March to promote their forthcoming FRIENDS single, the first of a string of scheduled releases on LAB Records planned for 2017.
All of them long-term friends from school and the Leeds music scene, MARSICANS’ line-up started sampling old synths, distorting guitars and writing songs together in 2014. From an early incarnation of raw 18 year olds opening for the then up-and-coming Catfish & The Bottlemen at a small venue in Wakefield, in the past 12 months MARSICANS have played sold out shows in Leeds, London, Sheffield, Manchester and Lincoln, alongside European dates and a Glastonbury performance that was showcased on the BBC’s Best Of Sunday highlights.
Tracks from the band’s recent ABSENCE EP were played on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Amazing Radio; were featured on the Spotify New Music Friday, Indie List and Hot New Bands playlists; and received a sackful of positive coverage from the blogosphere.
Previous releases include the CHIVALRY EP [self-released in 2014] and the GONE IN A SECOND single [Love vs Fear Records in 2015].
You can watch the videos for ABSENCE here and SWIMMING above:
And you can catch MARSICANS at the following dates:
Fri 27 BRISTOL Thekla | with Hippo Campus |
Sat 28 MANCHESTER Sound Control | with Hippo Campus |
Sun 29 GLASGOW Stereo | with Hippo Campus |
Tue 31 LEEDS Belgrave Music Hall | with Hippo Campus |
Wed 01 LONDON Dingwalls | with Hippo Campus |
Sat 18 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute | Headline |
Thu 23 BRIGHTON Bleach | Headline |
Thu 02 LINCOLN The Platform | Headline |
Thu 09 LONDON Islington Garage | Headline |
Fri 10 STOCKTON ON TEES Ku Bar | Headline |
Thu 23 NEWCASTLE Think Tank Underground | Headline |
Sat 25 SHEFFIELD Queens Social | Headline |
* JAMES NEWBIGGING | lead vocals and guitar |
* OLIVER JAMESON | guitar and vocals |
* ROB BRANDER | bass, keyboards and lead vocals |
* MATTHEW ‘CALE’ MCHALE | drums and vocals |
WEBSITE marsicans.com FACEBOOK facebook.com/marsicans
MUSIC + MERCH marsicans.bandcamp.com
TOUR DATES bandsintown.com/marsicans