The Marivaux are a Manchester based four piece whose sound harks back to the 90s. They’re all about having a good time on stage and on the road, and it’s well reflected in their latest EP ‘All In Good Time’, along with the video that accompanies the title track.
We managed to get them to sit still for 15 minutes to answer some questions.
Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
I think we all found music at young ages through our family’s taste in artists. My first memory of wanting to play music was hearing a local band perform Guns n Roses Sweet Child of Mine and that bass line at the beginning just grabbed me.
What are your main ambitions in the industry?
We want to be known as the most exciting live band with a big sound for festivals and just continuing to spread our sound. Eventually I think we’d love to run an artist led label and build an empire of new music.
When did you start writing your own songs/music?
For as long as we could play we’ve written songs. My first band was called Infinite with Matt (guitarist) and we played a talent show with our own song at the age of 11! It was shocking but still, music is music!
What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
Our 2014 headline tour of Europe was pretty special. We played something like 23 gigs in 21 days off our own backs. Being played on BBC radio for the first time was a proud moment too.
Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
There’s tones of Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Kinks, Thin Lizzy etc. But each song differs from the last with its own character. Hopefully people can just hear The Marivaux!
What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
It’a for people who have lost faith in the chart radio generation. For people who want to hear about real life. And for people who want to invest in a new era of British rock.
Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
JJ Rosa is a soulful great guitarist and singer with elements of funk. Dirty Brunswick & Satyr Play are a new wave of manchester indie rock and The Travelling Band are a tried and tested outfit who play folk rock at its best.
Any gigs coming up?
We have got special gig at the Salford Arms before Christmas (19th Dec) and we’re back at the AJ Bell Stadium to play the Sale Sharks game (27th Dec).
Where can we find/follow you online?
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, Band Camp, Instagram – just search The Marivaux