After returning at the beginning of June to release their latest single ‘These Days’, which landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in the UK, US, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam and has already started to pick-up UK radio support, Leeds-based indie-rock heroes Marsicans are back once again to unveil the new video for their latest offering.
Working once again with regular collaborators Sodium Films, the new video for ‘These Days’ sees them get creative with their recent lockdown situation. Filmed during isolation, each member contributes moving and personal snapshots of their lives away from the public eye, resonating the song’s chorus, “I don’t want to go outside, most of the time, these days”.
Speaking about the new video, frontman James Newbigging said, “The idea for the video was constantly evolving throughout the process. Due to lockdown measures, we couldn’t meet up to shoot the video so we had to film it individually ourselves; which for a song where the chorus is “I don’t wanna go outside” was rather fitting. Our aim was to show the disconnect between ourselves, technology, and the outside world. We set up our various tripods (and makeshift toilet roll tripods) in our homes and did our best. Our friend Phil at Sodium Films then edited the video together. He conjured up some magic camera trickery which involved filming the footage playing on different kinds of screens, a big lens and some Orwellian flavouring and turned a load of separate homemade clips into a video we really love.”
Watch ‘These Days’ official music video – BELOW:
‘These Days’ is Marsicans’ fifth track to be released in 2020 and from one great bear (the Marsican) to The Great Bear, all five feature on their debut album ‘Ursa Major’ which is set for release on August 14 th . The preceding singles ‘Summery In Angus’, ‘Sunday’, ‘ Juliet’ and ‘ Can I Stay Here Forever (pt. II) ’ saw continued support for the band across the UK and international radio, DSP’s and TV including; Radio X-Xposure playlist support for ‘Juliet’ & ‘Can I Stay Here Forever (pt. II)’ to “Record Of The Week” on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire for ‘Can I Stay Here Forever (pt. II)’ alongside spot plays across BBC Radio 1 and Radio X and A&R Worldwide’s Passport Approved playlist support for ‘Juliet’ and ‘CISHF (pt. II)’. Continued Spotify support by way of; New Music Friday, All New Rock, The Indie List and New Alternative. Deezer; through their Brand New UK and Indie Jukebox playlists and Apple Music support globally through Kebab on the Nightbus. TV support from MTV Rocks, Kerrang TV, BT Sport including a feature on their Weekly Goal Show and syncs on Made In Chelsea.
Due to the cancellation of this year’s SXSW festival Marsicans recorded a live session for BBC Radio 1 as part of their SXSW contingency coverage ‘The BME Sessions’. You can listen back to ‘Juliet’ and ‘Sunday’ here.
Marsicans will be hitting the road in October with a run of UK album tour headline shows to support the release of ‘Ursa Major’, including dates in London, Glasgow, Manchester and hometown Leeds. Tickets on sale now.
Marsicans UK Album Tour:
Oct 14 – Aberdeen Tunnels
Oct 15 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Oct 17 – Manchester Gorilla
Oct 21 – Bristol Thekla
Oct 22 – London Scala
Oct 24 – Leeds Beckett University
With their driving, harmony-laden sound and raucous live shows, Marsicans have had a whirlwind 18 months: sold-out tour dates up to and down the UK, including selling out their first 1,000-capacity headline show in advance; headlining BBC Introducing stages at Reading and Leeds festivals; opening a Kaiser Chiefs stadium show at Elland Road, supporting Foals in Hamburg, touring the UK with We Are Scientists; a string of ten consecutive singles supported by UK national radio BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, all gracing New Music Friday UK and other Spotify/Apple Music/Deezer/Amazon editorial playlists; filmed live sessions for VEVO DSCVR and the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios; tracks featured on BBC TV’s Jools Holland, MTV, BT Sport and the opening credits of Made In Chelsea; a Samsung Galaxy worldwide ad sync; and a surprise UK 7″ vinyl chart #1 for 2019 single ‘Your Eyes’.
Ursa Major track listing:
1. Juliet 2. Sleep Start 3 Dr Jekyll 4. Summery In Angus 5. Evie 6. Someone Else’s Touch 7. These Days 8. Can I Stay Here Forever (pt. II) 9. Blood In My Eye 10. Sunday 11. Leave Me Outside 12. Should’ve Been There