[22nd February 2007] March Gig
Everybody loved Bar Bloc so much that we've decided to return. Again it's free, but Wednesday March 14th this time.
[19th December 2006] January Gig
Following the phenomenal response to the new album, Marshan will be playing a special free show for their loyal west of Scotland fans. You can catch them at Bar Bloc (Hope Street) on Thursday January 25th.
[20th October 2006] New Album released 30th October - Album Lauch Show
Marshan's third release, "Brought To You by the Goodtime Girls", will finally see the light of day on October 30th through Beard of Stars Records. Production duties were handled by Duncan Cameron (Jerry Lee Lewis, UK Subs) and mastering courtesy of John Golden (Sonic Youth, Crazy Horse), while the cover art comes from the mind of Malleus.
There will be an album launch show at Glasgow's newest music venue, Capitol, just near the Garage on Sauchiehall Street on November 13th.
For more information and song downloads click here.
The new record focuses on the rock fury found in the band's live performances, being described by one reviewer as having "primordial energy and a certain malicious sexuality and Californian sleaze".
Copies can be had from here for a mere £10.
[7th October 2006] US Tour
July saw Marshan trek 4705 miles round the western USA playing to all manner of drunks, bums, students, stoners and other interested onlookers. A fantastic time was had by all and with any luck we'll be back to see you again, hopefully it won't take so long this time. A tour diary will shortly be posted over on HellrideMusic.com
More importantly, the long awaited new album is finally about to see the light of day. "Brought To You by the Goodtime Girls" should be available October/November through Beard of Stars Records. Production duties were handled by Duncan Cameron (Jerry Lee Lewis, UK Subs) and mastering courtesy of John Golden (Sonic Youth, Crazy Horse), while the cover art comes from the mind of Malleus.
[1st June 2005] Marshan Become 3 - Special Gig 7th July
It is with great regret that we announce that Scott Miller (Guitar) will be leaving Marshan. The split is entirely amicable, and comes after nearly a decade of working together under varying guises.
Over this ten year period Scott has given determination, commitment and true friendship, and his presence will be missed. Despite the departure, Scott has finished up the recording of the new album, which is being completed today. At present the release date for the record will be late 05/early 06.
"After nearly 10 years playing guitar (and assorted other instruments) as part of Marshan
(aka Death and Decay and Dying Sun in years past!), I've made the difficult decision to
leave the band.
As with most big decisions, it's not been simple, and it's taken me a long while to come
to this decision - but the underlying reason is that I'm just not enjoying it as much as I
once did. And at the end of the day, what's the point in keeping going with something
when your heart's not fully in it anymore?
The past ten years have been unforgettable - the tours, the studio sessions, the dumb-ass
(yet strangely cool and compelling) ideas ("Hey, let's drive to Erfurt in a transit!") - not stuff
you forget in a hurry. The other three guys in the band are very good friends, and I'll still be
around to help them out - just from the audience side of the stage from now on! I wish them
all the best of luck in the future (not that they really need it!)."
In addition to this, the band will be playing one final show with Scott at the Glasgow Barfly on Thursday July 7th (see Tour Dates for more info). This will be a special show, and a few surprises may be thrown in for good measure.
Marshan will continue as a three piece (Malcolm Thomson - Drums, Graeme Duff - Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Burges - Bass) for the coming months but are keeping options open as to the future. Anyone interested in jamming, give us a shout.
Finally all our thanks and best wishes go with Scott.
[1st May 2005] Edinburgh gig - Thursday 12th May
On Thursday 12th May Marshan will be playing their first ig in Edinburgh in a good number of years (see Tour Dates for more info).
[7th April 2005] Marshan support Brant Bjork & Winnebago Deal
On Tuesday 26th April Marshan will open for Brant Bjork and the Bros, and Winnebago Deal at the Barfly in Glasgow (see Tour Dates for more info).
Tickets are £9, doors 8pm
Buy tickets from this website and get them for only £5 - nearly HALF PRICE
Get them here
[9th February 2005] Tour Dates March 2005
It's been quite a while since we've played, so to kick off the new year (yeah I know it's a bit late) we're doing some dates around England and Wales (see Tour Dates for more info):
Thursday 3rd March - The Rigger - Newcastle-under-lyme
Friday 4th March - Inferno - Swansea
Saturday 5th March - Hobgoblin - Brighton
Sunday 6th March - Snooty Fox - Wakefield
[9th February 2005] DEATH TO THE SPAMMERS
If you've been keeping an eye on the guestbook you'll have noticed it's normally full of evil spam shite. We do our best to keep on top of it, but unfortunately we are no match for them. Bear with us.
[25th August 2004] Marshan support Firebird & The 9ine
Marshan are proud to announce they will be supporting Firebird (ex Carcass, Napalm Death) and The 9ine (ex Acrimony) at the Glasgow Barfly on Saturday October 9th.
To sweeten the deal, all advance tickets are £6 but they will be £7 on the night. Get them here.
Firebird, The 9ine, Marshan
Saturday 9th October
8pm, £6 adv (£7 on door)
[21st June 2004] UK Tour, Thurrock Music Festival, New Merch
Marshan will be tournig the UK in mid/late July surrounding their appearence at the Stoned From The Underground festival. For dates, check out the Tour Dates page.
Marshan have also been added to the lineup of this year's Thurrock Music Festival in Essex on Saturday August 7th. Other bands appearing: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, My Red Cell, Engerica, Breed 77, X is Loaded, Winnebego Deal, Amplifier, Jetplane Landing, Million Dead, Reuben, and around 40 others. Tickets are normally £8, but you can buy tickets for £6 from this site.
Also the new line of tshirts is now in and available to buy from the merch page.
There's some groovy colours and styles, so check them out.
[15th Jan 2004] Marshan sign to Funbag Records and announce album release
Marshan are happy to announce they have finally secured a release of their album "Songs from Southern and Baseline" through Glasgow-based Funbag Records. The album will be released on March 22nd through ProSonic / Plastichead, and will also be available directly from this website.
[17th Nov 2003] Marshan record "Hurry On Sundown" for Hawkwind tribute
Marshan have recorded a version of Hawkwind's "Hurry On Sundown" for a tribute album. The "Daze of the Underground" Double-CD has just been released through Godreah Records, and is available from this website. It features several ex-Hawkwind members and, among others, the following bands: