🎈YOU DID IT AGAIN, LIVE AT LEEDS! We had an absolute blast yesterday. 💥

Thanks to all for the kind words below...

"Leeds’ own homegrown band Marsicans made their city proud as they performed a coveted slot at the O2 Academy for this year’s festival. With a debut album still on the horizon, the indie-pop quartet performed their bright tunes including ‘Suburbs,’ ‘Pop Ups (Sunny At The Weekend),’ and ‘Too Good,’ causing a mosh pit every corner of the packed 2,300 capacity venue."

- NME, full review here.

"Marsicans set the venue alight during their was impossible not to be swept up by the band’s more insurgent new material, tracks that will surely define them as one of the nation’s most treasured new indie bands in the coming months."

- The...

🎈WHAT A BLAST we had on the road with the BBC/Good Karma Club's Abbie McCarthy, Childcare, Lucia and a shit-ton of ace opening acts. Everything about these shows exceeded our expectations, including the nightly Wispa Gold count - thank you for fattening us up for Summer 2019! (Birmingham, you won with 67 btw.) 🍫

As always, special shout-out to all the reviewers and photographers who turned out to snap and write up. Some lovely work from you below...

London, Dingwalls - see video, photo gallery

Manchester, Academy 3 - see video, photo gallery

"With the songs coming back to back, the crowd were on a high... the room echoed to the sound and you could almost palpably feel the connection between band and fans."

- Little Indie Blogs, full review here.


OFF THE PLANE straight to the beach: Toronto to Brighton is the furthest distance we've travelled between gigs so far but our sunny three days at the Great Escape made it worthwhile. Thanks to those who took time to come down and write about us. 🎈

One of a few indie bands with a good chance of breaking into the mainstream are Marsicans...reminiscent of the Maccabees, with just the right kind of songs and style to remember the next time around.

- Little Indie Blog

Queue the sweaty storming show from Marsicans at Sticky Mike’s. This band never fail to make my day...soon they will be off on their merry way, playing the bigger stages I can’t get near.

- Popped Music

Marsicans blew me away at the Komedia. The band looked thrilled to be performing to a c...

AFTER 5 HOURS trapped in M62 gridlock on our way to Liverpool Sound City 2018, we made our set at the Camp & Furnace stage by the skin of our teeth. Thanks to all who came down and helped us work off our stress! Thanks too to those who wrote the kind words below...🎈

MARSICANS just arrived, jumped out the van and ploughed through a brisk twenty minutes of heartwarming pop.

- Louder Than War

Marsicans' upbeat, summery cheer remained in full force, matching their summery indie-pop belters beautifully...a day one highlight for the packed house that caught their set.

- We Close Tonight

Pop outfit Marsicans were a real highlight of the weekend...'high energy', 'jam-packed', or 'full throttle' feel like a complete understatement.

- The National Studen...

BIRMINGHAM - Sunflower Lounge, 01.03.18

Marsicans are stars on the rise. The band's ability to seamlessly meld genres and sounds displays a sophistication in their talent...their poppy attitudes and genuine exuberance display their youth.

- Birmingham Live

LONDON - Borderline, 02.03.18

Two of the crowd’s favourites, Arms of Another and Swimming, brought with them absolute madness, with the entire room jumping and dancing around.

- +stage

Bristol - Louisiana, 03.03.18

Marsicans sound like a band who really enjoy their craft...their energy is untouchable.

- Epigram

GLASGOW - Garage (Attic Bar), 07.03.18

It’s always great to see a band show so much raw energy and how much they are enjoying themselves while performing.

- The Modern Record

Marsicans' cheery on...

WE HAD such a ball playing for JAWS' fans on this tour. Thanks to all who came, moshed and conquered. Some kind words about the shows below... 🎈

Liverpool, Magnet 24.11.17

"The group’s feelgood vibes were easily enough to get anyone smiling. Each song saw the band take on a different style whilst also keeping it completely their own. Marsicans continue to pull it out of the bag."

"Maintaining the energy of the evening, the ever-colourful Marsicans remain the most cheerful band I’ve come across on a stage, filling the room with both their smiles and sound."

One Great Song

"The band look like they’re having a lot of fun, jumping around the stage, which the crowd starts to mirror...bringing a character to the night that would have been missin...

BIG THANKS to Oli Del Amo of  Spanish music blog +stage for writing a bi-lingual review of our set at last week's Good Karma Club at the Islington. Thanks too to BBC Introducing's Abbie McCarthy for inviting us down and to everyone who packed the place and threw some sort of shape. 🎈

Marsicans conquered the London scene with a fantastic set that dragged everyone to the dance floor.

Read the full review here.

A GREAT TIME was had at our first show at Camden Assembly, the London date of the Natives tour. Thanks to all who came out and to TMRW magazine and music blog Turtle Tempo for the kind reviews. 🎈

The set finale pooled and swirled listeners into a momentary emotional lapse before seamlessly erupting into a joyous celebration.

-TMRW magazine (read the full review here)

The band pumped the room completely full of euphoria. One of the best, coolest ‘support’ acts you’ll ever get the opportunity to see

- Turtle Tempo (read the full review here)

BIG THANKS to Phoebe Reeks of Sync Music who reviewed our Southampton debut at The Joiners. 🎈

"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."

Read the full review here.

SMALL ROOM, SICK GIG at Kosmonaut last Friday for Manchester Dot To Dot Festival. Mahoosive thanks to Scruff Of The Neck for hosting the stage and to Tara Lou of Gig Soup for reviewing our set. 🎈

"You couldn’t have fit more people into Kosmonaut if you tried when Marsicans took to the stage at 7 o’clock...but playing to a packed out crowd in a small basement made it all the more special."

Read the full review here.

THANKS CLUB DECODE for the review of our set at the legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, on the Glasgow leg of the Natives tour. 🎈

With ease and style, they pull off a energetic and flawless set. Marsicans showcase a clear love for what they do, instantly creating a bond between themselves and their live audience.

- Club Decode

Read the full review here.

A GIG ON A BALCONY overlooking a vintage clothes shop was more fun than we could have hoped for! Thanks to all who packed into Brighton's Beyond Retro to see our set, to the Scruff Of The Neck stage crew for somehow making it all work and to James West of Hidden Herd for having some nice things to say about it all. 🎈

"Looking down on the ram-packed warehouse from upstairs above the till, the Leeds gang of four unveil their giddy guitar pop anthems with a torrent of energy, pinging through a scintillating setlist."

Read the full review here.

WE'VE WAITED A WHILE to play Bodega Social but it was worth it. Thanks to Nottingham, Natives and Ryan of Hey What's On Notts for the kind review. 🎈

"Performing with passion and energy...the audience loved every moment."

Read the full review here.

A CHOICE SELECTION of reviews of last weekend's Live At Leeds performance - one of our favourite hometown shows to date and it even came with one of our favourite ever live shots (above), courtesy of Olivia Williams... 🎈

Marsicans, on the much bigger stage at Stylus, have built their reputation as a hardworking indie band from the ground up. Their synergy is palpable as they egg each other on, the crowd eagerly sing back at them.

- Clash Magazine

Marsicans lifted the whole room's spirits and had us believing we were watching one of the main festival headliners.

- +stage

Marsicans were revelling in their status as one of Leeds’ most promising bands.

- Feisty Magazine

The band threw themselves around the stage with such force, passion and excitement I...

KIND WORDS from Thomas Anderson of NE Volume magazine about last month's show at Ku Bar, Stockton, one of our favourite venues. 🎈

There was no holding back as Marsicans tore up the venue with a beaming display of feel-good indie-pop bangers. These boys know how to put on a show.

Read the full review here.

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