Single Review – Marsicans – Terrapin

You’ll remember Leeds group Marsicans from their single ‘Chivalry’ which I took a look at earlier on this year and they are now back with their new single Terrapin and with their slot at the upcoming Live at Leeds festival. Terrapin was one of a collection of tracks they recorded in Bradford and it’s another warm and light hearted affair that doesn’t try to mislead and doesn’t have any fake image or message. The tumbling percussion and driven guitar lick leads you into the loose and jangling riff and peels back and forth to allow for the fluctuating bass line to control the songs groove and pace. This adds a layering and unravelling of sound that keeps it from flat lining and maintains the vibrancy of it. The vocals are mindful and reflective of this too and have that easy sing a long feel to them which is enhanced by the simple and clever lyrics and rhymes. This isn’t for you if you’re looking for a deep and profound musical experience but it certainly sounds like a festival song and a summer song too. One to get involved with and one that remains vibrant and alive with a sort of day-glow finish. 

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