Monday, 15 September 2014

Marsicans Q&A

Your name: 
James. I sing. I play guitar.

Where are you from? 
Leeds in the grim north of England.

Name of band: 
Marsicans (MAR-sih-cans).

Who else is in your band? 
Olly plays guitar and sings a bit, Matty plays drums and sings a bit, Rob plays bass and sings a lot.

How would you describe yourselves? 
Upbeat indie meets dirty pop.

Who are your main influences musically? 
Vampire Weekend, Little Comets, Bombay Bicycle Club.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
To destroy the world or, failing that, to make good music that people hear and like and come to hear us play.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Finding out on the same day that we were playing Leeds, Reading and Bingley Live festivals.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
We were put on last at an out-of-town Battle of the Bands comp in the early days. It was partly based on audience vote but we hadn't brought anyone along. We proceeded to have far too many beers and were pretty smashed by the time our slot finally rolled around. We were trying to get through it the best we could when out of nowhere drummer Matty, operating on a different level, launched into an extended, unscripted drum solo like a man possessed. We wanted the ground to swallow us up as the whole set descended into chaos but there was no stopping him! Bizarrely the judges must have been in the same state as Matty because they were standing on the tables by the end. They gave us first prize but mercifully there have been no further drum solos.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
Chivalry because we're about to release it.

Where can we listen to it? 

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask? 
On Sep 5, Marsicans released The Chivalry EP with three new tracks plus two remastered bonus tracks from a previous double A-side single - and we hope you like it!

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