Marsicans – Too Good

Marsicans have been on the Leeds music scene for more than six years now, and in that time have achieved and continue to achieve many things both in their home city and elsewhere, with their next endeavour after a Summer of festival appearances being a support tour for H2N favourites Clean Cut Kid, which sees them heading up and down the country.

Marsicans’ newest track is called ‘Too Good’, and was released on 28th July on LAB Records. The song begins with a more lo-fi intro and verse, really putting the emphasis on lead singer James Newbigging’s vocals, his Yorkshire accent giving an almost tongue-in-cheek feel to some of the lyrics.

The track builds to the chorus, which is where Marsicans really excel. Their trademark harmonies (literally every band member can sing, a rare occurrence) and bouncy rhythm perfectly capture the summery feel of the track. The hook is infectious; you can’t help but be singing along by the second time the chorus comes around. I can see this becoming a crowd favourite at their live shows, where it’ll perfectly showcase their energy and vibe.

One thing I notice is that they really seem to understand groove; the track really makes you want to dance, as I imagine it will live. Top all this off with a reverb-soaked guitar solo and more subdued middle-eight section and you have the makings of a near perfect indie-pop song. This is Marsicans at their finest.

SAM HUGH-JONES

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