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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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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

LIVE: Marsicans, The Joiners, Southampton (29/5/17)

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Marsicans, Southampton (photo: Phoebe Reeks)

Up-and-coming Leeds four-piece Marsicans brought their indie-pop vibe to Southampton for the first time ever, to play at The Joiners.

Their set opened with Arms of Another, a massive track which instantly got the crowd interacting with the band, singing and dancing along. They went on to play a few newer songs including Wake Up Freya – a more stripped back song compared with their more typically dancey tunes – as well as their most recent single, Friends, which was released earlier this year.

The set concluded with popular songs Far Away, Swimming and Absence which were guaranteed to make you move with their infectious guitar and drum beats.

You could tell that the band were truly enjoying themselves from the moment they stepped on stage, and that positive energy spread to the crowd. It’s hard not to get swept along with it all, with songs that are full of hooks and which most certainly transfer well to the live stage.

The group formed in 2014, and are slowly but surely beginning to get the recognition they deserve. There’s no doubt about the future looking positive for the band, and hopefully we’ll be hearing more tunes from them in the coming months.

Marsicans will be joining Natives on their upcoming tour this month. Tickets here.

Words and photos: Phoebe Reeks

The Dangerhounds – Big Bad Wolf

The Dangerhounds are an indie-rock band from Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. Formerly a trio but now a quartet, the band comprises Tris Ellis (drums), Adam Hume (rhythm guitar, vocals), Brad Moorcroft (bass), and Obi Davis (lead guitar).

The band say they takes their influence from the likes of The Wombats, The Strokes and Razorlight, and they’ve so far enjoyed strong support from BBC West Yorkshire which has played their debut EP, Big Bad Wolf, in its entirety.

With a number of hometown gigs coming up in Leeds over the next couple of months, their high-energy sound would be well worth checking out if you can.

The Dangerhounds – Big Bad Wolf