MP3: Marsicans ‘Gone In A Second’
“Gone in a Second” is a new single by the Leeds-based indie pop quartet Marsicans. The track is set for digital and 7″ vinyl release (via Love Vs. Fear Records and Miller Records, respectively) on Record Store Day, April 18.
Everyone deals with death in their own way but for many people, music helps. Listening to music can soothe the soul and creating it can be just as powerful. Lead vocalist and guitarist James Newbigging lost two of his grandparents within a two-week span, which prompted him to write “Gone in a Second.” The pop-rock track serves as a reminder that we should never take life for granted but instead, cherish the good things in life together.
Influenced by Franz Ferdinand, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon’s Graceland and Bombay Bicycle Club, Marsicans formed in 2011, when members Newbigging, Oliver Jameson (guitar/vocals), Rob Brander (bass/vocals) and Matthew McHale (drums/vocals) were still in high school. Over the years, the young musicians have established a name for themselves locally, playing at Reading and Leeds music festivals, supporting bands on tour (Catfish & the Battlement, Embrace and Pigeon Detectives), and releasing two EPs and a double A-side single.
Marsicans are in the same vein as Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys and Mystery Jets, creating infectious rock music with poppy hooks and charming lyrics, or as they call it “upbeat indie meets dirty pop.”