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Marsicans – Throw Ourselves In

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Marsicans, Southampton, 21/10/17 (photo: Phoebe Reeks)

We’re mindful that Marsicans are one of those bands we keep banging on about all the time, but what choice do we have when they keep putting out material like this?! New from the Leeds four-piece is Throw Ourselves In, one of the standout tracks from their live shows over the summer.

It’s a harder and slightly more rough-around-the-edges sound than some of their previous songs, but is another absolute peach. You can catch them live later this month when they tour as support for JAWS, plus they’ve also announced a string of UK headline dates for March 2018, kicking off in London (2 March) then heading to Bristol (3), Glasgow (7), Manchester (8), and then a hometown show in Leeds (10). Ticket details here.

Marsicans – Throw Ourselves In

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LIVE: Clean Cut Kid, The Loft, Southampton (21/10/17)

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Clean Cut Kid, Southampton, 21/10/17 (photo: Phoebe Reeks)

Liverpool-based Clean Cut Kid brought their UK tour to Southampton to deliver an electric live set at The Loft. The crowd cheered with excitement as the band arrived on stage, and continued their considerable enthusiasm for the band’s indie-pop anthems throughout the night.

Runaway opened the set, an upbeat track which got the crowd jumping about and singing along instantly. They continued to power through an energetic set, performing songs from their debut album Felt, which was released earlier this year, including Stay, We Used to be In Love and Evelyn. Continue reading

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Marsicans – Too Good

There’s so much good stuff arriving into our inbox just at the moment so it’s no easy task picking this week’s TOTW. By virtue of our inability to get this tune out of our heads, this beauty from Marsicans is our big one however.

We’ve been banging on about the Leeds-based four-piece for a good long while now and its great to see them making some great progress and continuing to develop their sound. They also have a great support slot coming up in the autumn when they’re on the road with Clean Cut Kid during October which we can’t wait for.

Too Good is a strong piece of upbeat indie-pop which will doubtless have been sounding great on the band’s various festival appearances this summer – and there’s several more of those to come too including appearances at this weekend’s 110 Above, Greenbelt, Redcar Rocks and Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival.

Marsicans – Too Good

TAKE 5: Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool, 5-6/8/17

Hope & Glory 2017With a little less than a fortnight until the brand new Hope & Glory Festival rolls into Liverpool, many are no doubt already preparing their Victoriana attire for the £1,000 prize fancy dress competition. But even if you’re not going to be able to prime your handlebar moustache in time, there are still many reasons to head along, not least a musical line-up that can only be described as eclectic.

Taking place in the city’s St George’s Quarter, the bill includes Reverend and the Makers, The Fratellis, Saturday headliners James, and what promises to be a truly memorable Sunday headline slot featuring Hacienda Classical and guests Shaun Ryder and Bez from the Happy Mondays. But throughout the list of bands performing, there are plenty of other Sync ‘must-sees’. We picked out five that are not to be missed if you’re heading along…  Continue reading

Parting Shots from 2016…

Among the countless gigs we went to during 2016, we were lucky enough to be photographing as well as reviewing many of them. In the name of nostalgia (or something!), we thought we would pick out a few of our favourite shots of the year. Hope you like our little selection slideshow – and if you do, please follow us over on Instagram where we put lots of our other photos from gigs… and there are plenty more of those already in the diary for 2017.

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