‘Small Talk’ is usually associated with the mundane chatter peddled by acquaintances is coffee shops and bars across the land, which leads it to be a curious title for a such a confident slice of indie electro pop from Anglo-French newcomer Marrius. Mixing modern electronics with a bluesey classic songwriting edge, Marrius chases his influences down and melds them together with a professionalism rarely seen in by an artist whose career is in its infancy. Think early Justin Timberlake, jamming with Keith Richards all pumped through a modular synth…quite the combination. Stream here
‘Small Talk’ is the lead single and outstanding highlight of Marrius’ debut EP out now on Station 5 records. The self titled EP was recorded in Brixton with producer Livingstone Brown and in part with Andy Hall in East London, then mixed in Malaga, Spain and London – making the music, much like the man, multicultural. He has recently headlined London’s Servant Jazz Quarters and supported wonky indie pop legends Alt-J at the Scala in London.
Marrius, which is his real name by the way, says of ‘Small Talk’; “If you’re bored of the same small talk then this is your song. Not being afraid to address these taboo topics to strangers.’ He describes the EP as the result of him, ‘Mixing genres and influences for the last two years. Each songs brings you a different side of my influences, weather its Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic or Pop.”
A self proclaimed story-teller and a practised performer, come and join the world of Marrius by ordering the EP http://radi.al/MaRRius.