Regular readers may recall that I have already talked about Marbled in some depth – specifically in these two reviews of his EPs. While I had planned to do a LAOTW article about him at some point, the man otherwise known as Marck Whiley has forced my hand a little by announcing a hiatus of sorts. It is, therefore, only fair that I give you a heads up about what will probably be his final shows for a while. Firstly, he’ll be playing the Summer Sanctuary Festival at The Judge’s Lodgings in York on Saturday 20th August – organised by local band Dream Of Apollo, it’s free and all in aid of charity. Next up is his appearance at Galtres Festival on Sunday 28th August – Marbled will be playing the Firkin Stage at 6pm. And finally, I believe he’ll be playing support to Towns And Houses at The Basement on 1st September – full details for that one tbc, but I’ll post them when I’ve got them. Update: full details here. Having seen Marbled perform in recent months, it’s fair to say that he’s as fiery and animated as ever, injecting real passion and energy into every song. It would be well worth taking the opportunity to see him – as I said, these performances may be your last chance to do so for a while.
Marbled – ‘Movers And Shakers’
Marbled also plans to release one final EP before the year is out – again, I’ll provide more details on that at a later date, but I imagine it’ll be another 4-track EP to round out the collection of recordings he’s made over the past year and a half. After that, a well-deserved rest, and the possibility of working on other projects – you can read a full announcement about his hiatus on Facebook here. In the meantime, check out his music on Soundcloud, where you’ll find the 4 EPs and many other tracks besides – all of which are worth your time to check out.
Marbled – Pocket Search EP
It’s a shame that Marbled is hanging up his six-string, but hopefully he’ll come back at some point in the future, rejuvenated and full of new ideas. Until then, I wish him all the best with his future endeavours.
Update (17/8/11): While Marbled is going to be taking time off from the live music scene, he’ll still be recording new tracks throughout the coming months. Check out the first of these, ‘Cut Like Vinyl’, below
Marbled – ‘Cut Like Vinyl’
Check out Marbled’s website here.