Marsicans' Summer Festival Playlist
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Happy Festival Season! We're well into Summer now and many a festival has already been and gone, but for those waiting for some of the bigger names to come around (Reading & Leeds, anyone?) there's still plenty of time to get into the festival cheer.
Credit: Robbie Jay BarrattAppearing at a heck of a load of festivals this year is Marsicans, who are taking their 'dirty indie meets upbeat pop' sounds to the likes of Tramlines, Kendal Calling and R&L over the Summer. We recently saw them take the stage at Sound City, that set alone proving they're an exciting band to keep an eye on. Think The Maccabees with Clean Cut Kid and Circa Waves and you're part way there to describing Marsicans' slick, sun-doused sound. So, we asked Oli, James, Cale and Rob to put their heads together and come up with the perfect 'get in the mood' playlist for the season - because if anyone knows how to do a festival - with the amount already in their back pocket, it's them. Gengahr - Mallory Appearing with Marsicans at: Tramlines Oli says: "Perfect tempo for some top drawer dad dancing. It's tunes like this that get you through those warm cans of beer you've been nursing all day.” Maggie Rogers - Dog Years Appearing with Marsicans at: Reading & Leeds Oli says: "She's cooler than all four Marsicans combined, writes bloody good pop songs and is yet to release a debut record." Coin - Boyfriend Appearing with Marsicans at: Reading & Leeds Oli says: "This band should have WARNING stickers on their album artwork because the choruses are so damn catchy they are bordering on having permanent psychological affects. Lucky for me (and probably you) that's how I like my choruses." Fickle Friends - Swim Appearing with Marsicans at: 110 Above, Reading & Leeds Rob says: "There is some kind of high-hat magic trick that happens before the first chorus that gets me every time. This tune has such a cool groove and is massively uplifting, everything I want when I’m drunk-dad-dancing in a field." The Vaccines - If You Wanna Appearing with Marsicans at: Reading & Leeds Rob says: "It’s just straight down the line, unapologetic guitar pop with about 200 chorus’ that was written for festival crowds and it absolutely bangs." Peace - 1989 Appearing with Marsicans at: 110 Above Rob says: "I believe this a cover of an old dance track so it’s not surprising it carries itself in a similar way. There’s a constant build/drop thing that breathes life into your tired Wellington clad legs and a psych guitar break for that much needed rest."
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