Marsicans have been firm faves at HIDDEN HERD HQ for quite some time now.

Over the last two years, the Leeds four-piece have earned themselves a glowing reputation for their instantaneous appeal and exhilarating live show.

The quartet’s new tune is a dazzling example of their indie-pop prowess; ‘Too Good’ is a breezy jaunt filled with Flyte-like harmonies, The 1975 grooves and six-string thrills. With the track now unleashed across all digital platforms, we caught up with Marsicans to get the lowdown on this latest release and more.

‘Too Good’ is terrific. How did the track come about?

“Thank you! Instrumentally, I think we were in the mood to try out some electronic bits and bobs and get a bit geeky with our music, so that’s why in the track you can hear different electronic elements like Reverberate drum sounds and synths galore. Lyrically, there are rumours going around that James was just staring at my hair and just couldn’t not write a song about it…”

How did Marsicans start out?

“Three of us (Cale, Oli, James) were playing music in high school, then we met Rob around the Leeds music circuit. Rob did some stand in shows for us then he and James moved in together and started writing together. The rest is…us!”

What inspired your name?

“Searching random things on Google, and a drunken night out to get confirmation out of me that we were sticking with the name.”

Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?

“1. People
2. Oli’s guitar corner
3. Spotify playlists
4. Our happiness (we’re very happy)
5. Festivals”

Any other new bands that you’ve played with and would recommend?

“Flyte; a band with ridiculous singing capacity. Get Inuit; heavy punchy sound, plus catchy. Cassia; summer African vibe, ultra-tasty.”

And finally, what does 2017 hold for Marsicans?

“New music! Our latest single ‘Too Good’ has just been released and can be listened to on all your Spotifys, your Soundclouds etc. Also, currently announced is that we are touring with Clean Cut Kid in October. That should be very good fun. Aaaand a couple of other surprises yet to be announced. *wink wink*”