Those of you who are familiar with the concept of the Georgian calendar may notice that this month’s blog comes quite late in November. The reason for that is that the world of Marsicans has kept us particularly busy over the past month and I haven't had much chance to sit down and write about it. It’s also partly to do with me Googling the history of the modern calendar, reading the full Wikipedia page and then spending a while thinking about what a crazy idea that was before it was a thing. And then I started thinking about railways and what a crazy idea that must’ve been. You see my point, right?

So, I suppose that’ll do for an introduction, now i’ll give you the low-down on our highlights from the past month. 

The last leg of the Absence UK...

OLI STEPPED UP to collect the prize for Best Cinematography for Absence at the Leeds Music Video Awards 2016, held at Chapel FM last night. Thanks to our friends at Orillo who produced the video and congrats to fellow winners Glass Mountain, Denmarc Creary, Meihaus, Hope & Social and NARCS and all who entered what was a tough competition. 🎈

STOPTOBER. Stop what you’re doing, it's October and we want you -yes, you sat there!

Tour has been mad with all you coming out and creating some pretty special nights for us, a.k.a y’boyys. We love traveling out in Pat, rocking up to your local venue and busting out our new EP (with some extra hot sauce in between). We're just over half way through the 17 date tour, having played with a bunch of seriously cool bands from small intimate venues with our Yorkshire bae's Bayonet to a sold-out Engine Shed in Lincoln with Scouting for Girls.

There are still some dates left, including a chuffing huge one at Brudenell in Leeds, so don’t miss it or you’ll m...

THRILLED to see Absence has made Apple Music's Best Of The Week playlist, right there alongside Calvin Harris, Years & Years and y'boyyyy Usher!

The EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and any other platforms you care to mention.

Good times!

M's X

MASSIVE LOVE to Record Of The Day for unveiling our new video for Absence on its day of release and all the accompanying nice things they had to say, such as "reputation" and "exciting". 

"It’s been great seeing Leeds lads Marsicans grow and build in such a short space of time. We featured their excellent song Far Away (Saudade) in June, and since then they’ve developed their reputation as an exciting live act. The catalyst for this was undoubtedly their confident set on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury, which was hugely well-received. This song got its first play from long-time supporter Huw Stephens at Radio 1 last week. It's their current set-closer and the lead track from The Absence EP, which is released today (September 16), provid...

SHOUT OUT to DJ John Kennedy for spinning Absence on his Xposure show on Radio X last night. John has been cool enough to play each of the four main tracks on the EP over the course of 2016 after we played his live new music showcase, The Remedy, at the Tooting Tram and Social Club last November. Absence is the title track of the deluxe edition Absence EP, featuring an alternative version bonus track of each song. 

Check out the title track yourself:

Summer is over and Autumn has arrived (or so I'm told by Paul The Weather Man from popular BBC drama 'The News'). Soon the leaves will begin to fall from the trees and I will once again be able to wear all of my clothes instead of just some of them. Honestly, I've got a really nice coat that I haven't worn in ages, I could not be more excited to throw that bad boy over my feminine shoulders and strut. Right now though, I suppose I'd better tell you all about what we've been up to over the last month...

Firstly, we announced LOADS of shows in the UK and we are buzzing to get back out on the road. Piling into Pat, our beloved van, and traversing this country's many motorways is what we live for. We can't wait to see you all and have a party. Oli's...

LAST NIGHT, our favourite Welshman Huw Stephens was kind enough to premiere Absence on his BBC Radio 1 show, the fourth Marsicans track played by the BBC Introducing guru this year - we are forever grateful!

Absence is the lead track from our upcoming EP, out later this month (details to follow shortly). A live performance of the song filmed on Glastonbury's BBC Introducing stage was included in their Best of Sunday festival highlights in June. 

I always struggle when starting these blogs, there's so many ways in which to begin. Today was no different. The word 'blog' itself being today's barrier to me being able to produce anything worthy of reading. After spending a few minutes saying the word 'blog' to myself in bewilderment, Google told me it means 'weblog' and some joker shortened it to blog. Blog. It doesn't sound like a word anymore does it? Anyway...

July was lots of fun for us four Marsicans. We took a trip to Sheffield to play a Friday night Tramlines extravaganza alongside some great bands such as The Hubbards, Habitats and Flyte. Sheffield was absolutely buzzing that day and to top it off we all tried our first ever Taco Bell (Cale had a nightmare with his cheesy sauce and w...

Hi there. Your pal Ol here.

I’m writing this blog on July 19, the hottest day of the year so far. "Wow! it’s so warm" has been the opener to each conversation I have had with every single person today. Lucky for me- I spent the majority of the day in a room with three other boys away from sunlight, so not many people had to endure such predictable small talk. Lucky for you- we’re still hard at work preparing a load of cool stuff to come your way so so soon.

Since Cale’s last eccentric blog update we’ve done a lot, it seems. First off, the good people at Clash Magazine unveiled a new track from our upcoming EP, describing Far Away (Saudade) as a "gloriously off-kilter summer nugget". Now, if those words were used to describe a confectionary item,...

THE BBC's Glastonbury 2016 team kindly included Absence among the 24 tracks they selected for their Best of Sunday highlights alongside Coldplay and others. Massive thanks to BBC Introducing and the festival for having us as well as to those who came down on the day and all who watched on the live stream. Cheers to BBC Radio 1 and 6Music for the shouts-out too.

We'll come back ANYTIME!

M's X

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