FEB 19 | The British Invade, but more on the chill side with "Wake Up Freya"
Leeds' indie quartet Marsicans released their new single "Wake Up Freya" out everywhere via LAB Records.
There is a tradition in this country. A tradition that likes to re-appropriate language and culture to lend authenticity to an imitation. Why does this resonate? Music has been doing it for centuries. Our music is our own because we get to choose it. A sound that is so expressive, in the way you want to be understood. When a new sound smacks you up-side the head and changes your life, it may be coming from the other side of the Atlantic. Because there was a time that ' The British are coming' was a good thing. That's right. The Brits have invaded again. When it comes to pop, rock and dance music, America has had a love affair with sounds from the U.K.
We obsessed over such influential artists like Radiohead, Joy Division, Amy Winehouse, Pulp, David Bowie, the Beatles, Blur and The Cure, just to name a few. Whether it is the underground music scene, the natural creative vortex or a really cool accent, one thing is apparent; Brit Rock is here to stay. Been pleased so far. You know what we like. Keep sending us groups like Marsicans.
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Leeds' premier purveyors of infectious indie-pop, Marsicans, unveil their latest single Wake Up Freya, showcasing a more sensitive side to their harmony laden sound. The arena-sized hooks and trademark joyful warmth remain, aided and abetted by emotional reflection on the part of lead-vocalist James Newbigging. Whereas previous singles Friends and Throw Ourselves In were invigorating in their hyperactivity, Wake Up Freya revels in slowing the pace down, watching the world spin around it removed from its chaotic speed.
"I wrote the song for my niece before was born. My brother mentioned she might be called Freya so, after I wrote the song, they kind of had to name her that!" Newbigging says.
It's quite possibly Marsicans' most personal song thus far. Their next big tour is coming up in March. Newbigging, alongside bandmates Oli Jameson (guitar), Rob Brander (bass/keys) and Matthew 'Cale' McHale (drums).
The young star died in his sleep one year ago today.
Everyone who knew Cameron Boyce during his life described him as unfailingly kind.
The actor died unexpectedly on July 6th 2019 after suffering a seizure in his sleep. Since then, co-stars, friends, and fans alike have been grieving his loss.
At just nine years old, Boyce made his acting debut in a Panic! at the Disco music video. He soon became a household name among a certain age group thanks to his role in Jessie, a Disney Channel show that ran from 2011 to 2015. His movie credits include Mirrors, Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf and Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler.
The only Black Driver in the top tier of NASCAR, Bubba Wallace is standing strong
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