MARSICANS are a Leeds four-piece, whose harmony-laden, hard-edged sound is quickly gaining notoriety alongside their reputation for thrilling live shows. Following a number of ecstatically-received shows in the Netherlands and France, MARSICANS recently supported Minnesota’s Hippo Campus on five UK dates and are now headlining their own UK tour throughout February, March and April 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 and SWIMMING here:
And you can catch MARSICANS at the following dates:
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 |
Fri 31 LIVERPOOL Threshold | Festival |
Wed 05 LEEDS Wardrobe | Headline |
Thu 27 YORK Basement | Headline |
Sat 29 LEEDS Live at Leeds | Festival |