The Marivaux

The Marivaux


The Marivaux EP All In Good Time was released via AWAL on 10th November  2014

The EP is about ‘no hopers’; the endless falling, standing and repeating that each generation has to deal with, the overall message being simply to chill out and enjoy the ride. Each track is filled with a classic underground rock sound with lots of good old fashioned noise and lead singer Phil McAdam’s northern slurs completing the package. 

The EP kicks off with single, and EP title track, All in Good Time, immediately giving a real sense of what’s to come – loud guitars, loud drums and dirty vocals, with nods to The View, The Libertines and The Enemy. The final two tracks, Dubstep and Drum & Bass remixes of ‘Insides’, are jam packed with enticing climaxes and fat beats that you can’t help but get up and move to.

Named after the French Novelist and Dramatist Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux after reading Marivaux’s L’Île des Esclaves (Island of Slaves), the band found themselves resonating with the play’s themes of power and servitude and how they affect (or indeed, corrupt) the individual. 

Phil McAdam (vocals/guitar), Rik Packer (bass,vocals), Matt Shields (lead guitar) and Ben Peacock (drums) wanted to make more out of a life of dead end jobs and the strangling recession. They took to music to escape, creating memorable and lovable tunes inspired by the likes of The Stone Roses and The Buzzcocks.

The band have played sold out shows in Manchester as well as abandoned mansions (like the Belgian Embassy) in Rusholme. They have also supported the likes of The Futureheads and George Borowski and have held shows at Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green stores nationwide. The boys are also set to tour the UK in September and October and Europe in November.

All In Good Time is out now via AWAL.

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