Artist Of The Week: Marsupial Soup
Marsupial Soup are a bedroom pop duo and pair of brothers based in Leeds. They produce a bouncy brand of lo-fi indie pop, animated by colourful hooks and bound by a polyvinyl acetate of curly hair and love for bossa nova.
Their music is fluid and fun: liquid guitars and nostalgic synths underpin nautical obsessions and the odd reference to Haruki Murakami. This eccentricity sits in the murky waters between irony and sincerity as the two try unsuccessfully to make sense of life in their early twenties.
Listen to their latest single ‘Boggy Swamp’ here:
They craft a sound reminiscent of indie mavericks like Still Woozy, Gus Dapperton, Rex Orange County, Her’s and Boy Pablo. The duo’s highlights to date include playing Isle of Wight 2021 on the new River Stage, Durfest 2019, a Sofar Sounds Newcastle set, and plays on BBC Introducing Wales, BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, Exile FM and Reform Radio.
Listen to their single ‘Fishing Lines’ here:
Anyone who’s seen the TV series ‘Flight Of The Conchords’ will feel a strong sensation of nostalgia when listening to Marsupial Soup. They are balancing on a beautifully awkward line between satire and genuinely good pop music. What is certain, however, is that the music is wonderfully uplifting and makes you smile.
Various reviewers have called them “truly unique”, and of their single ‘Kumiko’ that “it’s a joy that a single so odd and playful can come out of such a long, cold, COVID-ridden winter”. Their track ‘In Flames’ was selected for the Spotify editorial playlist, Bloom.
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