Tuesday, February 26, 2019
It's all about 'Your Eyes' for Marsicans
Words: Sam Geary
Leeds' indie foursome Marsicans have dropped their first release of 2019, ‘Your Eyes’.
The new banger - about trying to live up to other people's expectations as you become an adult - comes ahead their April UK headline tour with the BBC's Abbie McCarthy and her Good Karma Club (see dates below). It's followed by a hot pink picture disc, limited edition, with exclusive B-side 'Tallest Stories' featuring a rare lead vocal by bassist Rob Brander.
"'Your Eyes' is a song about a particular time in my life when I felt I was being left behind by those around me," says Brander. “Everyone I had grown up with was making these big life decisions and overarching plans for the future, whilst I was still treading water. I wondered what they might think of me, or whether they were secretly feeling unsure of themselves but putting up a front. I think it’s impossible not to judge ourselves by the successes of our peers.
"Musically, the song went through a few different forms before ending up where it is today. James had a riff and a chorus that inspired the song initially but neither actually ended up in the final version, despite even having been played live once or twice. We'll be playing this new version on our upcoming live dates."
13 Preston, Dark Room
21 Leeds, Jumbo Records in-store
22 Lincoln, Engine Shed
23 Nottingham Rough Trade in-store
23 Luton, The Edge
02 Bristol, Rough Trade
03 Birmingham, Mama Roux's
04 Southampton, Joiners
05 London, Dingwalls
06 Manchester, Academy 3
11 Glasgow, Stereo
12 Newcastle, Think Tank
13 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
04 Live At Leeds
25 Neighbourhood Weekender