🎈AUSTIN TEXAS, HERE WE COME! We've just been confirmed as headliner for the BBC Music Introducing/British Music Embassy showcase Fri Mar 20, alongside our three other official SXSW showcases. We'll see you in a few weeks for tacos & margs! 🐮🍸
 

🎈LEEDS STYLUS - we're buzzing to add a Leeds Fest Piccadilly Party x BBC  Introducing DJ showdown as part of our Leeds University Union Stylus show, Sat Nov 30th. Danny Oliver, Dave Birkinshaw and Adam Winch-Furness will be battling it out on the decks between bands - oh, and did we mention it's Oli's birthday?! 🎉
 

Remaining tickets on sale here 💥

🎈Massive thanks to BBC Radio 1 and Abbie McCarthy and Emily Pilbeam for showcasing our Reading Festival performance of "Little Things" on air last night. 📻


Listen in from 10mins here.

Thanks too to BBC Introducing for letting us headline their stages at Reading and Leeds - and to everyone for turning out at both sites. What a weekend! ☀️

RADIO 1's TIP OF THE WEEK is Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend) - with a huge, bubbling vat of thanks to Abbie McCarthy and BBC Music Introducing for putting it forward. Thanks too to Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart for the ongoing Radio 1 support and to Tom Robinson Music for topping off our sunny weekend by giving the track its first spin on BBC Radio 6 Music! 📻☀️🎈

BIG LOVE Huw Stephens and his crack BBC Radio 1 team Abbie McCarthy and Jacob Rickard for having us in and playing tracks from our BBC Music Introducing Maida Vale session each night this week! 🎈
 

For the next few weeks, you can listen to our interview with Huw here.

New year, new blog. 💁🏼

Let's get the pleasantries out of the way first. Hope you all had a great Christmas and new year! Naaaaaaaaat (jk).  

Glad that's over with. 

Sooooooooo.... We released a music video in December for Throw Ourselves In. If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it below. This was the most fun video we've shot to date, and it was an honour to work with such talented people on it. 

We reconvened early in the new year with our new socks, deodorant and 2018 Cliff Richard calendars to get back on with operation Marsicans. 

The start of 2018 has been spent holed up in the studio recording some NEW MUSIC. And I don't know, MAYBE the next time we write a blog, there MIGHT MAYBE POSSIBLY be a new song out. Maybe. 

We had an absolute bl...

TIP OF THE WEEK. The delightful Rob Adcock, standing in for Huw Stephens, has chosen Throw Ourselves In as his BBC Music Introducing Tip of the Week on BBC Radio 1. Hear it floating around the BBC Radio 6 Music airwaves and 38 other BBC stations tonight from 8pm. 📻🎈


 

THANKS BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing for putting Throw Ourselves In straight in at number two on this week's Best of BBC Music Introducing playlist. 📻🎈

Check out the playlist here.
 

THANKS AGAIN to Huw Stephens for giving Throw Ourselves In another spin on BBC Radio 1! 🎈

"Sounds like a number one single, that." - Huw Stephens
"He’s a good lad, isn’t he, that Huw Stephens?" - James’ dad.

…and so the bumble bee licked the cat, flew into a tree, stole the marshmallow and fled the scene. Was mental… Oh sorry! Hi there, person reading this blog, that was just…um…I was just telling a…thing. Never mind.

This blog goes back a bit to when James and Rob went to that little bash known as Glastonbury. I wasn’t jealous. Nah, I wasn’t. Why do you think I’m jealous? I’m not. Stop shaking your head at me. I don’t care. Don’t wanna talk about it now, not ‘cause I’m jealous, just you upset me. They said it was great. I suppose it would have been better if I was there… They both then went to the Maccabees’ final tour dates, which is a rubbish thought that it was their final gigs. Hopefully they all hit their heads and want to reform next year.

T...

RADIO 1. Shout out to Huw Stephens for giving Too Good its BBC Radio 1​ debut last night - and to John Kennedy of Radio X for giving the song its first national spin in the UK on Monday. We bleddy love you, guys!🎈

RADIO 1 PLAYLIST! After numerous plays on BBC national radio courtesy of Huw Stephens Phil Taggart, Tom Robinson and regionally via Alan Raw and Jono Brine, we're delighted to see that Friends has made this week's BBC Radio 1 playlist, alongside Bruno Mars, Drake and our old pals Catfish & the Bottlemen. Thanks to everyone whose given it a spin, particularly Huw for making it his Tip Of The Week on his BBC Introducing show a few weeks ago and getting the whole ball rolling! 🎈

Listen to Friends here.

We’ve had a lot of good months in Marsicanland recently, but this month has been summin’ else! I always thought Tellytubbyland was the place to be when I was a kid but then I realised that there were fully grown adults running around in those suits and Noo-Noo was actually a girl on a tricycle. Come to think of it, we do dress ourselves in similarly colourful outfits. So, I guess Marsicanland is a veiled effort to hold onto the childhood dreams that Tellytubbyland provided (for me at least). Anyway, it’s doing a pretty good job and let me tell you why.

Since releasing our first single of the year, we’ve had a ton of support from some of our favourite radio DJs including the main man Huw Stephens who made Friends his Tip of the Week, Phil Tagga...

AFTER INCLUDING FRIENDS on his Radio 1 Best of BBC Introducing playlist, we've been invited to London for Huw Stephens' monthly live showcase at the Social this Tuesday. It's a free entry night. 18+.

Check out all our tour dates here.

TOM ROBINSON has added Friends to his BBC Introducing Mixtape for tonight's show on 6Music after it was favourited on his weekly Fresh On The Net batch of new music.

You can listen live or on catch up here.

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