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Forum Basement : Marsicans
Marsicans + Go Caruso
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Marsicans are an emerging indie band from Leeds whose driving, harmony-laden sound is quickly gaining notoriety alongside their reputation for exciting live shows. The quartet's current line-up, three schoolmates and a friend from Leeds' music scene, started sampling old synths, distorting guitars and writing songs together in 2014. In the last 12 months, Marsicans have supported Minnesota's Hippo Campus on tour in the UK, sold out their own headline dates, played their first European shows and saw their debut performance at Glastonbury included in the BBC's festival highlights reel.
After being showcased by BBC Introducing's Huw Stephens, Marsicans' latest single "Friends" was tipped by Coldplay on Twitter, leading to an unexpected spike of 30,000 Youtube views within a couple of hours! It's since received further support from Radio 1, 6Music and Radio X as well as featuring on 'Hot New Bands' and other influential Spotify playlists in the UK, Europe and Japan.
Marsicans join Natives on a 17-date UK tour in May and June with further releases on LAB Records planned for 2017.
"Joyous noise pop...beautifully contagious." - Artrocker Magazine
"Bursting onto the indie scene...a refreshing break from cookie-cutter alt-rock." - Earmilk
"Marsicans' confidence and energy are exceptional as their disco beats and top-drawer, barked-out harmonies ring out...Disgustingly fun." - Vibrations Magazine
"The Leeds quartet have refined a sound that infuses Britpop with a little Vampire Weekend-style globalism." - Entertainment Weekly (USA)
Go Caruso are Jon Mills and John Fenton-Stevens from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, UK. They make pop electro music with indie and disco influences. Having had success in different solo projects with airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing plus various TV appearances, they decided to join forces in 2016 and make music together. https://www.facebook.com/GoCaruso/?ref=br_rs