Aptly described as ‘Brody Dalle and John Coffey forming an EpiFat band’, MARCH takes bits from rock and punk to give their songs a raw edge, a catchy twist and a positive message. This Dutch/Belgian quartet’s goal: making you go harder, drive faster and shake the dust off your bones, all while painting a huge smile on your face. Combining singer Fleur’s raw voice with an overload of crispy guitar riffs and a high octane rhythm section, MARCH delivers the most intense live show this side of The Bronx. With +150 shows under their belt, the formation has become a well-oiled live machine that thrives on stage.
White Russian Records (NL) released both their EP ‘In the air’ (2014) and debut album ‘Stay Put’ (2016). Since the critically acclaimed release of the latter, MARCH has taken Western Europe by storm: the band toured around NL, BE, FR, DE and the UK, was invited to Popronde 2017 and topped off 2018 with an appearance on national radio 3FM, slots on summer festivals Jera on Air, Brakrock (BE) and Punk Rock Holiday (SLO) and a show with punkrock legends NOFX at a sold out Melkweg Amsterdam.
2019 started on a high with the celebration of Heideroosjes’ 30 year anniversary at AB Brussels; the release of 2 new singles, and shows in and outside NL, including support slots for Descendents, Lagwagon, Tusky, MUTE and Not On Tour. Clearly, MARCH has grown addicted to crossing items off their bucket list. Up next: as much shows as they can muster (including two more sold out dates with Heideroosjes), with a shiny new full album on top.
“Going crazy on a fine piece of authentic punkrock… Catchy hooks and ditto vocals made me play the tracks at the unholiest of times. Like a neurotic junk soothing himself with the thought: Just one more, and everything will be OK again.” – www.nmth.nl
“MARCH do not do anything wrong on Stay Put. The whole thing sounds solid, driving and simply loud: honest punk rock’n’roll …” – Ox-fanzine.de – 7/10 “With Stay Put, MARCH delivered 12 songs for people who like their punk raw, well thought out and especially loud.” – rockxxl.com – 8/10
“As expected, instruments are being manhandled, but the raw edge on the vocals adds a unique twist to the whole. The added bits on lead guitar fit in perfectly with the punk vibe of the music.” – www.smashpress.nl
“MARCH grabs you by the throat. In some ways, the formation reminds us of Hole, but other bands cross our mind. We don’t get much time to mull it over since there’s so much to see on stage.” – Rockportaal.nl