Marsicans are a young indie band from Leeds.
Their driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music. The four-piece released their debut single in 2015 and have worked relentlessly since.
2017 has been the busiest year to date for Marsicans They signed to Lab Records and X-Ray Touring; their EP has hit a million plays on Spotify; singles have made the BBC Radio 1 weekly playlist, the opening credits of E4’s Made in Chelsea and were shared online by Coldplay; they played to packed rooms at Live at Leeds, Brighton’s Great Escape, Manchester’s Dot to Dot; and to packed audiences at half a dozen UK Festivals including Leeds Festival.
We caught up with drummer Cale from the band to ask our five in five questions
1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage? Where was it; what song was it; how was it received?
Funny you ask, we recently had two nightmares on tour with Clean Cut Kid. Oli’s pedal board just stopped working and he had to play clean all gig [not good]. And I sheared the head off the bolt on my drum pedal – a rare thing to happen – so I had to use the low tom as a bass drum and dropped a stick, ALL during Friends‘ big outro. Everyone looked at me amusingly as I pissed myself laughing. You’ve got to laugh at that crap.
2: You’re changing the band’s name to your favourite fruit + the reason you last took painkillers; your new band name is …?
I can’t remember; a hangover [Wouldn’t that be the dream?]
3: How can we collectively put an end to online ticket touting? Feel free to show your workings for extra points …
There would have to be a law that if any ticket with the price above its face value is on sale online, the site gets hit with a fine per ticket, half paid to the government, half to the band. This idea has been thought about for ten minutes whilst sat on the toilet.
4: What would your music Super Power be; and which other bands would you use it on and why?
Reincarnation. Bring back the dead legends of music [Bowie, Mozart, Elvis, Prince etc] but as different variations of cats. We’ll be called ‘Cale and His Kittens’ and they can all still sing and play as good as before. We’ll tour the world making people sing and sneeze in harmony.
5: Your idol is going to give you the instrument that they’re famous for:
Who is it? Bon Iver
What instrument? Harmoniser
Why? Because it’s sick. Listen to ‘7:15 Creeks’