Hot on the heels of completing a UK tour supporting Fickle Friends, fast-rising UK indie quartet Marsicans have announced a UK headline tour for Spring 2019 including a London show at Dingwalls. This week also saw the band announced in the first batch of acts for Live at Leeds 2019. Tickets available from – http://www.marsicans.co.uk/tour
Marsicans on Tour:
02 Apr – Bristol, Rough Trade
03 Apr – Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
04 Apr – Southampton, Joiners
05 Apr – London, Dingwalls
06 Apr – Manchester, Academy 3
11 Apr – Glasgow, Stereo
12 Apr – Newcastle, Think Tank
13 Apr – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
04 May – Live At Leeds
Marsicans released their latest single ’Suburbs’ in September through LAB Records – produced by Embrace’s Mickey Dale and mixed / mastered by the multi-Grammy award winning duo of Fernando Lodeiro (Paul McCartney, Vampire Weekend) and Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Imagine Dragons) – featuring their distinctive harmony-laden, upbeat indie meets dirty pop sound. Today they reveal the visual to ac-company the single.
The video was shot entirely on singer James’s Newbigging’s smartphone. Before that fills you full of dread, the result is really quite impressive for the medium – a Google Pixel 2 XL to be precise. It was shot on location in Toronto and upstate New York, while the band was on tour. One of the only other music videos shot with the phone was a recent John Legend production, though one doubts he shot it himself! Watch the video for ‘Suburbs’ here – https://youtu.be/BYoalh_CwSo
‘Suburbs’ is the follow-up to Marsicans’ summer-jam ‘Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend)’, that unsurprisingly picked up rave reviews including the SundayTimes’ ‘Hottest Tracks’, BBCRadio 1 support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Abbie McCarthy who made it her BBC Introducing ‘Tip of the Week’, 6Music, #2 on Hype Machine’s Top 10 Most Blogged Artists of the week and Spotify support including NMF (UK & Japan), The Indie List, Summer Indie, Hot New Bands, Transistor, One Week One Playlist. Previous singles include ‘Wake Up Freya’ and ‘Friends’.
Marsicans’ (“MAR-sick-anz”) upwards trajectory over the last 12 months has been relentless: signing to LAB Records and X-ray Touring, filming a live sessionat the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios, with singles making the BBC Radio 1 weekly playlist, high-profile Spotify and Apple Music playlists, andthe opening credits of E4’s Made In Chelsea.