Although they certainly evoke the sounds of retro 80’s influences, synth-electro-pop group Marsheaux has been on the cusp of new trends since the first started gaining traction in their home country of Greece in 2003. Before the advent of Youtube, Soundcloud and the proliferation of music blogs, the duo consisting of Marianthi Melitsi and Sophie Sarrigiannidou crafted wistful, dreamy musical getaways purely out of their own interests.
Marsheaux now returns with their fifth studio effort, Ath.Lon, which is teased by the excellent lead single, “Safe Tonight.” On the track, the duo paint a shimmering synth-led starry night with Melitsi and Sarrigiannidou’s harmonies combining to wonderful effect.
To help get to know Marsheaux a little better we sent them the SIMGE Survey. Check out the responses and stream “Safe Tonight” below.
Name: Marianthi + Sophie
Instrument(s): KORGIS+ ROLAND (ORZABAL)
What sound(s) do you/your band make?
THE SOUND OF THE CROWD (S).
If you could have anything fall from the sky what would it be and why?
THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL (PLAYING WITH MY HEART) (M).
When I was a kid I used to love to…
LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF BREAKING GLASS (S).
An embarrassing phase in my life was when…
I WAS LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES BECAUSE IT ALWAYS COMES AS A SURPRISE (S+M)
The 1st album I purchased:
ABBA – Voulez Vouz (M).
The last album I purchased:
THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS – Shadow You’ve Come To Expect (S).
My biggest insecurity:
MEMORIES FADE (S).
You can easily win me over by…
TALKING LOUD AND CLEAR (M).
Sometimes when I feel SCARED I listen to STORIES OF OLD because it’s SOMETHING TO DO.
After a show people compliment me most on my…
IMAGES OF HEAVEN (S).
Something most people don’t know about me is…
THAT I’M ALWAYS HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF (S).
The band (artist) that altered my perception on life is KRAFTWERK because IT’S MORE FUN TO COMPUTE (M).
If not for music I would probably…
STARE FOR THE BLACK HIT OF SPACE (M).
What are your favorite song lyrics?
Alsatians fall unconscious at the shadow of your call?
One glance from your direction and the government will fall
“Do Or Die” – THE HUMAN LEAGUE (S+M).