Marsicans release new single ‘Pop-Ups (Sunny At The Weekends)’


Leeds’ indie-pop quartet MARSICANS have announced their infectious new single POP-UPS [SUNNY AT THE WEEKEND] through LAB Records. A soaring indie-pop jam, it’s the perfect companion to the long, hazy summer days and is the follow up to recent singles WAKE UP FREYA and FRIENDS.

Speaking about the new single, front man JAMES NEWBIGGING explains: “I came back into the rehearsal room one day and found [drummer] Cale playing a riff on my guitar. When I got home from rehearsal, the riff stuck in my head. I was watching a film online and got a pop-up ad along the lines of, ‘Wow, look how much money I’ve made’. It got me thinking about the people in life that make all these false promises to you and try and get you into their crazy schemes. Lyrically, the song is basically just poking fun at those characters.”

MARSICANS’ driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music. Their upward trajectory over the last 12 months has been relentless: signing to LAB Records and X-Ray Touring; filming a live session at the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios; singles on the BBC Radio 1 playlist; high profile Spotify and Apple Music playlists; and the opening credits of E4’s Made in Chelsea.

After touring with Clean Cut Kid, Jaws and Minnesota’s Hippo Campus, MARSICANS’ biggest UK headline tour took place in March this year. Shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and the 700-capacity Church in Leeds all sold out in advance.

Alongside the release of POP-UPS [SUNNY AT THE WEEKEND] this summer sees a jam-packed festival schedule for the band with performances at Barn on The Farm, Tramlines, Kendal Calling, 110 Above and many more, culminating in slots on the BBC Radio 1 stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Full dates are available here:


Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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