This month's instalment of the NY Times bestseller Marsicans Band Blog comes from me, James. As I look out of my window to see my new Ultra Soft Pyjama Bottoms (USPBs) flying in the wind, I can't help but reminisce on what has been the best year of my life. *Queue the montage clips and power ballads*.
BUT before I get all emotional on you, I'll fill you in on our December ongoings.
We started the month with our final SCHOOL NIGHT of 2016. We invited down our friends in Cassia and Vynce, who played mega sets to a packed out Oporto before the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Santa and an Elf (A.K.A. us) took to the stage for what was an incredibly fun gig. I never thought we'd end our set with a cover of The Darkness' Christmas Time (Don't let the bells end)...
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.
THANK YOU, LEEDS! Last night was our second sold-out hometown headline show of the year and our first in the Brudenell Social Club main room - an absolute dream for us. Cheers to Indigo Velvet and Atlanta House for supporting and big love to all who came down! 🎈
COMING TO GET YA! This autumn sees our biggest UK tour to date. For gig info, new shows and updates, follow us on bandsintown.com/marsicans 🎈
18 Sep - PRESTON, 53 Degrees
22 Sep - LINCOLN, The Engine Shed
24 Sep - SHEFFIELD, The Rocking Chair
04 Oct - HULL, The Polar Bear
08 Oct - MIDDLESBROUGH, Twisterella Festival
10 Oct - SUNDERLAND, 7even
14 Oct - BANBURY, Also Known As
19 Oct - BASINGSTOKE, The Sanctuary
20 Oct - BRIGHTON, Bleach
21 Oct - LONDON, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
28 Oct - LIVERPOOL, The Magnet
04 Nov - CHESTER, Telford's Warehouse
10 Nov - LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
11 Nov - GLASGOW, The Old Hairdressers
12 Nov - EDINBURGH, La Belle Angèle
LEEDS, LEEDS, LEEDS -what can we say? A sold-out gig for last Friday's 360 Club then ANOTHER one for last night's Leeds Student Radio live broadcast from the Brudenell. What have we done to deserve you?
Plans are already afoot for the next one! Watch this space...
THE GOOD PEOPLE at Independent Leeds asked us to "dig the scene" recently. It turns out we didn't need shovels, just to take them to some of our favourite places in Leeds and chat about why we liked them. So that's what we did...with sexy results!