Following on from Spotify’s New Music Friday featured These Days, Leeds upstarts Marsicans today share Someone Else’s Touch, the final single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album Ursa Major, out August 14th via Killing Moon. The full tracklisting and artwork, can be found here. Listen to Someone Else’s Touch below.
In contrast to their previous single, Someone Else’s Touch has a softer and slower approach. The heartfelt ballad is thoroughly placed at the centre of the albums tracklist, providing a breather from their more upbeat tracks. The accompanying video is fittingly stark.
Speaking about the track, bassist and vocalist Rob Brander said:
Someone Else’s Touch’ started its life a long time ago, and is the oldest song to make it onto our debut album. It’s also probably the most adventurous song on the record in terms of production. Our producer, Mickey Dale, and I came together after a few beers to become a kind of Bradford-Bon Iver for the evening, followed by the only tears of the album sessions as James delivered a beautiful vocal in a darkened corner of the legendary studio. It’s a moment, and an evening that we will always remember very fondly, and we are incredibly proud of ‘Someone Else’s Touch’ as a song, and a marker of our perseverance as a band.
The band’s debut album, Ursa Major (meaning Great Bear), was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios where bands such as Queen, Oasis, and The Stone Roses. The album will be released on August 14th via Killing Moon and is available to pre-order on digital and physical formats.
The band will embark on a UK headline tour
this October in April / May 2021 (Tickets here), including stops in London, Glasgow and Manchester as well as a homecoming show in Leeds. Support comes from Deco and Sad Boys Club. Full dates can be found below this post.