Heavy Pop presents:
CLEAN CUT KID
Clean Cut Kid + Callum Beattie + Marsicans
Entry Requirements: 14+
Heavy Pop & Dork Present...
"Sharp, exuberant power pop" - The Guardian
"The band are blessed with all manner of infectious, ear-worm melodies" - Clash
Liverpool’s thrilling fuzz-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid are one of the most exciting breakthrough bands in the UK, with their inventive take on anthemic guitar-pop the product of intense writing and rehearsal sessions at the band's practice space in Liverpool.
Their five singles so far – ‘Vitamin C’, ‘Runaway’, ‘Pick Me Up’, ‘Make Believe’ and ‘We Used To Be In Love’ – have introduced a band full of creativity, who mix classic melodicism with a sonic adventurousness. Their acclaimed album 'Felt' was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios with Blossoms and The Coral producer Rich Turvey, London's Konk Studios with Arcade Fire collaborator Craig Silvey and London's Voltaire Studios with London Grammar producer Cam Blackwood.
The band have won fans in Radio 1 (Hottest Record in the World), NME, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, The Guardian, supported The Killers, Michael Kiwanuka and performed at major festivals across the country and beyond.
With support from Callum Beattie + Marsicans
Clean Cut Kid
File next to: Foals, Circa Waves, Flyte.
Influences: The Beach Boys, Bombay Bicycle Club, Paul Simon + many more
Marsicans are a young indie band from Leeds whose driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music. The four-piece, three old schoolmates and a friend from the Leeds music scene, released their first single in 2015 and have worked relentlessly since.
2017 has been Marsicans' busiest year to date: they signed to LAB Records and X-ray Touring; their EP hit a million plays on Spotify; singles have made the BBC Radio 1 weekly playlist, the opening sequence of E4's Made In Chelsea and were shared online by Coldplay; they played to packed rooms at Live At Leeds, Brighton's Great Escape, Manchester's Dot-To-Dot festivals and half a dozen UK festival stages including Leeds Festival. This autumn, their incessant gigging schedule takes them to Europe for Minnesota's Hippo Campus' debut album tour before joining forces with Clean Cut Kid and Jaws for tours around Britain.
Marsicans' new single, Too Good, is already poised to become the band's most popular release to date, receiving national radio support from BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Radio X's John Kennedy and featuring on Spotify's New Music Friday playlists at home and abroad as well as The Indie List and Hot New Bands in the UK and several other prominent playlists in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan. Further releases on LAB Records are planned for the near future.
"Joyous noise pop...beautifully contagious." - Artrocker Magazine
"Vocals as strong as The Beach Boys, songs that slip and slide at a ferocious pace...enough to draw the breath of anyone watching." - Louder Than War
"Bursting onto the indie scene...refreshing, creatively upbeat, toe-tappingly fun." - Earmilk
"An over-excited dog of a band with tongues lolling and drool flying as they hump the hell out of your stereo." - TMRW Magazine
"An irreverent pop group dealing in carefree pleasure." - The 405
"The Leeds quartet have refined a sound that infuses Britpop with a little Vampire Weekend-style globalism." - Entertainment Weekly (USA)