Guest Post by Danielle Hall
On the final night of their headline tour, Marsicans were joined by The Golden Age of TV and Vistas in their hometown of Leeds. The band is made up of singer/guitarist James Newbigging, bassist and keyboard player Rob Brander, guitarist Oliver Jameson and drummer Matthew McHale. They can be classed as dirty pop meets upbeat indie and trust me when I say that they are a class act.
The Golden Age of TV, also hailing from Leeds, opened the night with a vibrant and spiky set. Their top tracks included the floor filler ‘Dust’ and ‘Beasts’ which has recently grabbed the attention of Huw Stephens from BBC Radio 1.
Next to the stage were Edinburgh based Vistas whose sunny vibes are all you need to really get the party started. Their top tracks included new song ‘Calm’ which will be officially released on the 23rd March and the instantly recognisable ‘Retrospect’.
The 700 strong crowd was bursting to the rafters as they waited impatiently for Marsicans to take to the stage. There was a lot of jostling around as everyone tried to get as close to the stage as possible and involved in the mosh pit. Silence soon fell as the track ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ from Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ suddenly blared out. As the band took to the stage, it smoothly transitioned into their own track ‘Friends’ and I couldn’t help but laugh as this was the perfect opener for the band because this track never fails to put a smile on your face.
Marsicans have an infectious stage presence and truly flawless harmonies. Their live performances are always an incredible experience and their top tracks from the night were latest single ‘Wake Up Freya’ and ‘Throw Ourselves In.’
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By Danielle Hall
Danielle Hall is the creator of the blog The Many Adventures of Dinnie The Pooh. She is a Leeds based lifestyle blogger with a particular interest in writing about up and coming music. You will mostly find her dancing like nobody is watching at indie gigs around Leeds. Follow the link to read more of her work: www.dinniethepooh.blogspot.co.uk/