The debut single from Norway's Making Marks will be out on Fika Recordings on the 15th October 2012 as a limited edition 7" single with download, also available as a stand alone download.
"Ticket Machine" takes its cues from Making Marks' first release, the free mp3 "Hard To Be Good", as played on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens.
"Ticket Machine" is all upbeat classic indiepop at first listen. Dig a little deeper, beyond the twinkling guitars and male/female harmonies and the song has a much shadier, more sinister core.
The b-side, "Like Spinning", follows this somewhat darker-than-twee lead, exploring the vulgar, ugly and absurd side of life in a compassionate, beautiful way. Introspective while not reserved, "Like Spinning" recalls the tenderness of Belle & Sebastian at their best.
Making Marks - "Hard To Be Good" video:
Making Marks are from Oslo, Norway. After 5 years as My Little Pony, they've slimmed down to a 4 piece to become Making Marks, taking their name from the former outfits' final LP. They've gigged with the likes of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Asobi Seksu and Marit Larsen, toured extensively around Europe and the USA, including appearances at SXSW, clocking in well over 200 gigs in 12 countries. As My Little Pony, they won the Best International Album award at Premio Pop Eye for Think Too Much, and have already completed a sold out Italian tour as Making Marks.
Making Marks is Nina Bø, Marie Sneve Martinussen, Ola Innset and Jørgen Nordby.
For the latest tour dates and information, please visit:
Making Marks Official Website