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🎈HATS OFF TO OLI - self-taught lockdown animator that he now is - for our new 'Summery In Angus' video. Smashed it first time, didn't he?👊

🎈OLI ZOOM CHATS to Louise Schofield as part of Scruff of the Neck TV's new 'Backstage with...' series. Grab a cuppa and start your B-Hol Mon with the man himself...


 

🎈AHEAD OF OUR HEADLINE slot on the BBC Introducing stage, Oli gives his 2019 Leeds Festival and Reading Festival picks to Louder.

Warning: may contain references to Anderson Paak, Childcare, King Princess, Sea Girls and Talkboy. Reader discretion is advised 🙀


Read the full feature here.

DORK asked Oli to pick out some of his favourite artists also appearing at The Great Escape 2018 for a playlist, featuring Superorganism, Jerry Williams, The Howl & The Hum, Mikaela Davis, The Orielles and more.

Check out Oli's TGE tips here.

DORK FESTIVAL GUIDE: Oli picks his choice of fellow artists performing at The Great Escape Festival, whilst James names the bands he's looking forward to seeing this summer (hint: one starts with 'blae' and ends in 'navon'*) and recalls an odd evening at Glastonbury Festival (official). 🎈


Read the features on pages 10, 25, 57 here.
 

Y’know when you only meet someone briefly but your solid judge of character tells you they’re a good, honest person and that in time you’ll be close friends and somewhere much further down the line you would (maybe) consider sharing a chocolate bar with them? Well, I’m getting that feeling with the year 2018, which is fortunate for me because I’m fairly certain that it doesn’t eat chocolate.



At the end of January, BBC introducing invited us down to the legendary Maida Vale studios to record four songs for the lovely Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1. Now, that’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d be writing any time soon. A huge thank you is in order to Simon, George, Rhona and the brilliant film crew for smashing it out the park from start to finish. We...

GETTING TO KNOW OLI. Dork magazine chatted to Oli and heard all about his ideas for Sundara Karma and Dara O'Briain. (Hint: Sundaraobriain) 🎈

Read the full interview here

OLI CHATTED to Sophie from One Unique about everything from being played on Radio 1 to his favourite chat-up line. 🎈

Read the full interview here.

 OLI chatted to Feisty magazine about Live At Leeds, the upcoming tour with Natives and being recognised in Subway, alongside some bizarre photos taken at 110 Above Festival last summer - we'll be back in 2017! 🎈

Read the full interview 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...

AHEAD of our Brighton show with CloseUp Promotions, Oli chatted to Ticketweb UK about profiteroles, sculpture and Arctic Monkeys rip-offs. 

You can read the full interview here

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...

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,...

 

 

 So, we’re into the month of March already. That's quarter way through 2016. If I were to buy a chocolate bar and split into four even pieces, I would eat all four and not give any to the other boys. Let me tell you what we’ve been up to…

 

February has been a fun month of writing, planning, gigging, interviews and a light bit of manual labour. Amidst this whirlwind of activity, however, there has been a clear highlight in the form of a show we played at the Tooting Tram and Social for John Kennedy (Radio X). It was the third time we’ve played the venue but the first time we had met John and thank him for his support over the past year on his show. He’s a great guy. We had a good laugh with him backstage and talked about some exciting things fo...

June has passed and we’re now more than half way through the year of 2015. As technology is now developing at such a rate, I think it might be worth sharing with you that I’ve decided to put both my Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Advance SP into a safe box where they will stay in good nick and remain timeless. It’ll be hard to part with them on a long term basis but when the time capsule is opened in ten years’ time, your boy Ol is gonna be sitting on a plastic gold mine. (<<< Little tip for all you devoted band blog readers out there.)
 

Back to band stuff, I suppose. We’ve been busy working on new material throughout the month and so have been crash testing a few songs in our shows, first of which was in a large tent in Ossett. The show was...

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