Introducing Marques Toliver

By on May 26, 2011
Introducing Marques Toliver
With this letter Ken and I wanted to take a break from the platitudes that can accompany a press release, and admittedly take away from the message of the music itself.
It may surprise you to know that publicists get pitched all the time too. We’re asked to come out and see bands, and to throw our support and effort in a given direction. Just as every journalist under the sun begins to curse the four-letter succession S X S W around March, we too begin receiving a flood of appeals; all letting us know where and when to be on Sixth Street. It’s enough to warp your brain until you start thinking about bumping up your return flight to Friday afternoon.
As such, it was a simple note from a friend across the Atlantic containing little more than a hello and a YouTube link that caught our attention prior to this year’s conference. The video was of Marques Toliver performing his song “White Sails” on Later with Jools Holland. We marked our calendars, and that weekend we caught him live a few different times. In the process we remembered what keeps us coming back to Austin every year. Without saying more we ask that you take a moment of your attention to watch and listen. 
“White Sails” on Later with Jools Holland 
Marques has just released his debut EP Butterflies Are Not Free on Bella Union, which you may stream at the private link below.
Please let us know if you’d like to learn more about his amazing story. See below for upcoming US tour dates with Wild Beasts.
Upcoming US Dates:
12 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
13 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
14 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Credit Kevin Morosky: Click Here for Hi-Res

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.