Leeds' most uplifting export, Marsicans continue to race towards the release of their debut album, Ursa Major on 14th August with the release of the incredibly apt and infectious new cut, These Days.
Loaded with the addictive harmonies and addictive guitar hooks which have become an essential part of the Leeds quartet’s sound over the years, These Days sees the band explore their relationship with communication in the modern world.
Bassist and vocalist Rob Brander explains, “‘These Days’ is a song about my relationship with communication in the modern world. Without really realising, I had started using the Internet as a window for almost all my communication and information. I found myself staring at my phone more and more, whether it was to talk to friends, read the news, or even to be creative. “
“When I stopped to think about just how reliant we are on these little black screens to communicate with the world around us, it made me feel uncomfortable. It's too easy to add context to a message, which simply isn’t there, because of the lack of body language or inflection that you might get in a person's actual voice. You’re also less inclined to ask questions about information you read on the Internet, just because it’s on the Internet.”
“The song isn’t necessarily a damning indictment of technology. It’s more about pointing to the rapid changes in human connection and asking the question ‘Is this okay?’”
As Marsicans’ new material keeps on coming, excitement for their long awaited full length continues to heighten; sure to be soundtracking one strange Summer when it drops on Killing Moon Records.