Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt
Since forming in 2011 while they were still in high school, Marsicans have been building a strong reputation from their hometown of Leeds throughout England. The indie pop four-piece has turned heads at festivals like Reading & Leeds and Live at Leeds, as well as touring behind acts like Catfish & the Bottlemen and The Pigeon Detectives, all behind only a handful of self-released efforts. Now, at just 21 years old and while still finishing university or working part-time jobs, the members of Marsicans are gearing up for the release of their next EP, due later this summer.
As a preview of the forthcoming release, they’ve shared the new track “Gone in a Second”. Frontman James Newbigging wrote the track following the loss of two grandparents in a two-week span. But despite the sorrowful inspiration, the song is a catchy blast of energy that will remind you to smile and take stock of the wonders around you. Over summery guitars and a driving rhythm, Newbigging sings out, “Say a word or maybe two or three, but no apologies/ Under the white of the snow and the heat of the sun.” Check it out below.
“Gone in a Second” will be released on limited edition colored vinyl as a Record Store Day release on April 18th in the UK via Miller Records, and digitally through Love vs. Fear Records. It will also be featured on an EP scheduled for a US and UK release this summer, with a full-length to follow by the end of the year or early 2016. Below, check out Marsicans’ current UK tour schedule.
Marsicans 2015 Tour Schedule:
02/28 – Sheffield, UK @ The Rocking Chair
03/06 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
03/13 – Leicester, UK @ The Musician
03/17 – York, UK @ Fibbers
03/18 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
03/19 – Doncaster, UK @ The Leopard
03/24 – London, UK @ The Borderline
03/29 – Leeds, UK @ Oporto
03/30 – Newcastle, UK @ Think Thank
04/11 – London, UK @ Tooting Tram & Social Club
04/18 – Leeds, UK @ Jumbo Records in-store
05/02 – Leeds, UK @ Live At Leeds Festival
05/08 – Stockton, UK @ Ku Bar
05/13 – London, UK @ Sebright Arms