Hot off the back of triumphant sets at Reading and Leeds Festivals and the release of their new single SUBURBS – produced by Mickey Dale from Embrace; and mixed and mastered by the multi-Grammy award winning duo of Fernando Lodeiro [Paul McCartney, Vampire Weekend] and Joe LaPorta [David Bowie, Imagine Dragons] – fast-rising UK indie quartet MARSICANS have revealed the video for the single. The video was recorded entirely on singer James Newbigging’s smartphone in Toronto and New York on the band’s recent North American tour.
Speaking about the SUBURBS video, James explains: “We shot this video ourselves when we were out in Canada and the USA earlier this year. The suburban shots are in Ithaca, New York and the city shots are in Toronto. We were having a great time looking around these beautiful places and thought we should probably make the most of our adventures out there. For the video itself, we wanted to try and recreate the disconnection between yourself and your surroundings, which the song refers to. We had a very basic outline and just filmed on the fly all week. It was great but we had no idea if what we had shot would actually work. Luckily, our friends at Sodium Films got involved for the edit and managed to pull it together exactly how we imagined it.”
SUBURBS follows the recent single POP-UPS [SUNNY AT THE WEEKEND], a track that unsurprisingly picked up rave reviews including the Sunday Times Hottest Track; BBC Radio 1 support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Abbie McCarthy – who made it her BBC Introducing Tip of the Week – and BBC 6Music; and reached #2 on the Hype Machine Top 10 Most Blogged Artists of the Week and support from Spotify – including New Music Friday in the UK and Japan – The Indie List, Summer Indie, Hot New Bands, Transistor and One Week One Playlist.
After touring with Clean Cut Kid, Jaws and Hippo Campus, playing a sold-out debut headline tour earlier this year including dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and the 800-capacity Leeds Church, and a jam-packed festival season that culminated in the band playing to huge crowds at the BBC Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals, MARSICANS are now announced as support for FICKLE FRIENDS on their UK tour this autumn. Full dates as follows:
Sat 06 MANCHESTER Neighbourhood Festival
Thu 18 BRISTOL SWX | with Fickle Friends
Fri 19 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire | with Fickle Friends
Sat 20 CAMBRIDGE Junction | with Fickle Friends
Mon 22 NOTTINGHAM The Level | with Fickle Friends
Wed 24 GLASGOW Garage | with Fickle Friends
Thu 25 NEWCASTLE Northumbria Institute | with Fickle Friends
Fri 26 BIRMINGHAM Academy 2 | with Fickle Friends
Sat 27 MANCHESTER Academy 2 | with Fickle Friends