Video: Marsicans, Friends

Leeds four-piece Marscians have unveiled the video for their new single, Friends.

Marsicans are a Leeds four-piece, whose harmony-laden, hard-edged sound is quickly gaining notoriety alongside their reputation for thrilling live shows. Following a number of ecstatically-received shows in the Netherlands and France, Marsicans recently supported Minnesota’s Hippo Campus on five UK dates and are now headlining their own UK tour throughout February, March and April to promote their forthcoming Friends single, the first of a string of scheduled releases on LAB Records planned for 2017.

All of them long-term friends from school and the Leeds music scene, Marsicans’ line-up started sampling old synths, distorting guitars and writing songs together in 2014. From an early incarnation of raw 18 year olds opening for the then up-and-coming Catfish & The Bottlemen at a small venue in Wakefield, in the past 12 months Marsicans have played sold out shows in Leeds, London, Sheffield, Manchester and Lincoln, alongside European dates and a Glastonbury performance that was showcased on the BBC’s Best Of Sunday highlights.

Tracks from the band’s recent Absence EP were played on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Amazing Radio; were featured on the Spotify New Music Friday, Indie List and Hot New Bands playlists; and received a sackful of positive coverage from the blogosphere.


And you can catch MARSICANS at the following dates:


Sat          18           MANCHESTER                       Deaf Institute                                      | Headline |

Thu         23           BRIGHTON                             Bleach                                                    | Headline |


Thu         02           LINCOLN                               The Platform                                        | Headline |

Thu         09           LONDON                               Islington Garage                                  | Headline |

Fri           10           STOCKTON ON TEES            Ku Bar                                                    | Headline |

Thu         23           NEWCASTLE                          Think Tank Underground                  | Headline |

Sat          25           SHEFFIELD                             Queens Social                                       | Headline |

Fri           31           LIVERPOOL                           Threshold                                              | Festival |


Wed       05           LEEDS                                     Wardrobe                                             | Headline |

Thu         27           YORK                                      Basement                                              | Headline |

Sat          29           LEEDS                                   Live at Leeds                                      | Festival |

Marsicans in Paris | Portia Hunt



  • JAMES NEWBIGGING | lead vocals and guitar |
  • OLIVER JAMESON | guitar and vocals |
  • ROB BRANDER | bass, keyboards and lead vocals |
  • MATTHEW ‘CALE’ MCHALE | drums and vocals |