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Named by the Guardian in their 50 Best New Artists for 2020, Marsicans are an indie band from Leeds whose debut album 'Ursa Major', released in August 2020 on Killing Moon Records, reached #49 UK Pop and #7 UK Indie Album Charts. Their relentlessly independent ethos, distinctive harmony-laden sound and raucous live shows have earned Marsicans a devoted fanbase. Sold-out tour dates up and down the UK, including their first 1,000-capacity headline show in 2019; 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 of them gracing New Music Friday UK and other Spotify/Apple Music/Deezer/Amazon editorial playlists; filmed live sessions for VEVO DSCVR and at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios; tracks featured on BBC TV's Jools Holland, Match Of The Day, 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'. Marsicans were due to headline the BBC Introducing line-up at South x Southwest 2020's British Music Embassy stage before COVID 19 forced the event's cancellation. ​ Marsicans are James Newbigging - vocals and guitar Rob Brander - vocals and bass/keyboards Oliver Jameson - lead guitar and vocals Matthew 'Cale' McHale - drums and vocals