🎈THANKS TO ALL who've listened to, shared and written about our new single Little Things. Your efforts made us #1 on Hype Machine's Top 10 Most Blogged Artists for the first time.

A selection of kind words below...

"An impassioned, number that tremors and shakes through the verses and brings all elements together for a momentous singalong chorus."

- The Line Of Best Fit

"A bold, buoyant piece of indie pop, with Marsicans growing in ambition with every note."
- Clash Magazine

"Marsicans have always had a distinct ability to hit you with a wall of sound when you least expect it, and with Little Things, they make sure you get hit hard."

- Get Into This

"We have a winner on our hands."

- Born Music

"A raw passion and sense of joy...creating a perfect swe...

 🎈WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! After thanking Radio 1, Radio X, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, MTV, C4 Sunday Brunch, Kerrang (!) TV, Made In Chelsea, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music and VEVO, we still have to tip our hats off to all the bloggers out there, who keep busting out the reviews for scant reward, apart from RSI and tinnitus. Your sweet scribblings about Your Eyes took us to #3 on Hype Machine's Most Blogged Artists - THANK YOU! 😘

Here is a selection of your kindnesses...

"Catchy indie songcraft."

- Clash magazine, full review here.

"As catchy as it is deeply vulnerable, “Your Eyes” is a truly great song."

- Atwood Magazine Editor's Pick, full review here.

"Marsicans delve into darker territory but prevail emphatically."

- Born Music, f...

BIG THANKS to all the writers and blogs who have reviewed Too Good and put us in the Top 10 Most Popular artists on Hype Machine the week after its release. 🎈

A selection of quotes below...

"Danceable new tune, complete with blossoming synth beats and a hip-swaying beat."

- Nylon Magazine: Best Releases Of The Week

"An irreverent pop group dealing in carefree pleasure."

- The 405

"Refreshing and new, creatively upbeat and toe-tappingly fun."

- Earmilk

"Dazzling example of Marsicans' indie-pop prowess...filled with Flyte-like harmonies, The 1975 grooves and six-string thrills."

- Hidden Herd

"A dreamy ode to love, perfect for festival season."
- GigSlutz Track Of The Week

"Instantly recognisable harmonies and extremely addictive melody."

- Gigsoup


A LOVELY TIME was had at CloseUp Promotions' annual all-day festival in London last week. So many great artists on one day! Big thanks to Indie Central Music for the kind words below... 🎈

"Lively, sweaty and full of energy, Marsicans knew how to wow their crowd in of the hottest bands around at the moment."

Read the full festival review here.

THANKS Music Existence for reviewing our Glasgow show with Hippo Campus at Stereo last Saturday and the kind words. We love Scotland! 🎈

"Quirky performance, obvious onstage chemistry, and a string of fairy lights..." 

You can read the full review here

MASSIVE THANKS to French blogs, Sound of Brit and JustFocus for reviewing our first gig in France at L'international, Paris. Photographer Emma-Jane Brown also posted this collection of photos from the night. 

We had an amazing time in front of a great crowd. Incredible to have people in another country singing along to our songs and we'll never forget the bi-lingual rendition of Happy Birthday, sung for our James. Merci, Paris! 🎈

The stage is set and Marsicans arrive around 10:20 pm. 40 mins are on the program. No pause, no room for sadness. Marsicans are there to make us dance, jump and scream. Aided by effective compositions like "Gone in a Second", which serves as opening track, the quartet puts the audience in the pocket quickly. I...

THANK YOU, Hannah Mason of Leeds student paper The Gryphon for the review of our recent sold-out night at the Brudenell Social Club. 

Marsicans' versatility as a band is amazing. They have the musical skill and charm needed to smash each performance.

You can read the full review here

GRATEFUL for the awesome response and kind words being said about Far Away (Saudade), some of which we've quoted below. The track will be out very soon on our upcoming EP release. 

"A gloriously off-kilter summer nugget."

- Clash Magazine

"Tight, confident blend of catchy alt-pop that’s rammed with melodies and powers along with a summery groove"

- Record Of The Day

"Top notch drumming and guitar riffs, vocals and harmonies – perfect!"

- Fresh On The Net

"Marsicans create an inescapable buzz that doesn’t let go...imagine a heavier Paul Simon amongst some Hot Club de Paris and Little Comets...truly uplifting."

- Hidden Herd

"Ablaze with striking addictive hooks and quirky lyrics...all wrapped in sweet luxurious melodies, sprinkled with lush harmonies."

- ...

NICE THINGS are being said about our next single Gone In A Second by these kind people:


"Leeds quartet Marsicans have refined a sound that infuses Britpop with a little Vampire Weekend-style globalism." Entertainment Weekly (USA)  read full review

"Over summery guitars and a driving rhythm…the song is a catchy blast of energy that will remind you to smile and take stock of the wonders around you." Consequence of Sound  read full review


"Fun, bold and bright indie-pop. If summer 2015 could make a sound, it would probably sound a lot like Marsicans." God Is In The TV  read full review

"Like a sun-kissed indie party." Spindle Magazine  read full review

"An incredibly warm and enveloping indie pop treat…a charming concoction of glistening spirited...

KIND WORDS about Friday's sold-out 360 Club gig from all sorts of kind folk:

"Balls-out drumbeats, severe bass and pirhouetting, spangly guitar lines... Their confidence and energy is exceptional and the ample crowd are more than appreciative as their disco beats and top-drawer, barked-out harmonies ring out... Disgustingly fun." Vibrations Magazine

Read the full Vibrations review here

"Insanely grin-inducing...the Leeds four-piece’s shimmering, sun-kissed indie-pop is joyful, unadulterated the Beach Boys went to town on Paul Simon’s large stash of speed." Bang The Drum Magazine

Read the full Bang The Drum review here

“Chanting back their charming lyrics, the home crowd no doubt enhanced their tight performance creating a brillia...

Highly infectious Afro-pop inflected indie-rock...with some lovely guitar riffs, off-kilter drum work...with the band falling somewhere in between Vampire Weekend and Little Comets musically.

-The Metaphorical Boat full review


What have Paul Simon, The Allman Brothers and Kings of Leon got in common?

-Pure M  full review 


Experts in upbeat energetic sets, complete with high-buttoned shirts and knitted jumpers...a breath of fresh air with their well-structured, varied set and a mature, unique sound beyond their years

-The Music Minute  full review


Winning combo of highlife infused indie and crafty lyricism...Someone give them a stadium support slot. Recommended.

-Jumbo Records  full review


Beschreiben Marsicans sich selbst und nicht nur die Jungs au...

Hey, the response to 'Terrapin' has been amazing so far. Big marsi-thanks to everyone who has listened or got involved! Here is a selection of kind words about our hard-shelled friend:


 A terrific burst of guitar pop, angular and utterly singalongable.

-Bang the Drum  Full review


A festival and summer song, vibrant and alive with a day-glow finish.

-Music and Other Thingz  Full review


The best song we’ve heard about a terrapin in a long time.

-Substance is Meaningless  Full review


Instantly think of summertime.

-Music Beards  Full review

Thanks to all who came and packed out The Fav on Sat afternoon -our 3rd and favourite L@L to date!


The band drawing the crowd were Marsicans, who sounded as if Kings Of Leon had, after all that Sex On Fire shit, decided to record their next album in Jamaica, on speed, and had a bloody good time doing it.

-Rhubarb Bomb full review


The Leeds three-piece are purveyors of the kind of up-beat, danceable, African hi life-inflected indie that Vampire Weekend might produce if they weren't so studiously concerned with the correct use of the Oxford comma.

-Explosions In The Sky full review


Marsicans have got riffs and jangles and lovely Yorkshire-accented vocals, hooks you could hang a greatcoat on, all mixed together to generate the musical equivalent of...

Thanks to those of you who've bought or listened to Chivalry since it came out a couple of weeks ago. Some fine folk even bothered to blog about it:



Marsicans are a group from Leeds who play bright indie pop. Imagine Vampire Weekend if they’d grown up in England.
-Supajam  Full review

A great song. Fun and inviting indie pop/ indie rock with great instrumentation…Reminds me of San Cisco, The Wombats, and Cub Sport. All great bands to sound like.
-Music Beards  Full review

If only every morning started as bright and breezy as Chivalry. Irresistibly infectious, Marsicans showcase their impetuous and elevated rhythms in fine detail as they continue to deliver super fun, attentive Indie-Pop songs.
-Scientists of Sound  Full review

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