“The melodies are infectious, and stick with you in an instant, but they also have a familiarity about them that is incredibly appealing.” – Yack! Magazine
“Award winning from the get-go, the brothers have both combined and individual accolades, that just expands even further as they continue.” – comeherefloyd
Ministry of Mars are an indie pop/synth-pop electronic music duo, consisting of brothers Alistair (born 7 September 1995) and Jon (born 28 September 1999) Marsden. The British-Australian brothers grew up in Brisbane, Queensland, where they both achieved solo music success before becoming Ministry of Mars forming in late 2018. Winning awards such as a Queensland Music Award, Perth’s ‘Into the Limelite’ Competition and Gympie’s ACIM ‘Voice of Urban’ the brothers now join forces to create pristine indie pop/synth-pop anthems.
Their debut single Breaking Me was released on the 30th of November 2018 which has achieved great success in such a short time. On Spotify alone, Breaking Me has been added to over 500 playlists and accumulated over 50,000 streams within two months of the release and still rising. The track received its first UK airplay on BBC Radio Northampton as a part of BBC Music Introducing with Lal Muttock.
“Brother duo Ministry of Mars deliver an absolute banger in Breaking Me, an infectious three-and-a-half minutes of summery electro-pop.” – Happy Mag.
Their follow up second single released April 26th, Recognise, was written and produced at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. The track has been supported by many online and radio outlets including; Hype Machine, 4ZZZFM, Uckfield FM, Radio Adelaide, comeherefloyd, Indie Star Radio, YACK! Magazine, to name a few.
Premiered on BBC Introducing in the UK, their third single, Day ‘N’ Night, is out now featuring Australian rapper Jad Lagoon. With only being in its first month of release, Day ‘N’ Night has reached 25,000 streams and has been added to over 100 playlists on Spotify and growing.