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Otzeki release new single ‘Max Wells-Demon’

Taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Now Is A Long Time’.

Photo: Holly Whittaker

Two years on since the release of their debut album, Otzeki have announced that its follow-up, ‘Now Is A Long Time’, will be arriving on 19th March, and they’re sharing new single ‘Max Wells-Demon’ to celebrate.

“Max Wells-Demon is a fictional character,” Mike Sharp explains. “I wanted to write from the perspective of a city boy, who lives for the weekend and has a kind of dual personality, circulating between the extremes of a demoralising, mundane job; and constantly dealing with the debris of excessive drug use. I grew up listening to Blur and thought it might be interesting to kind of rewrite their song ‘Charmless Man’ from the perspective of the charmless man himself. Influenced by reading City Boy and American Psycho; and bumping into some old friends on nights out who’ve wound up working in the Square Mile.”

See the full LP track list below!

‘Now Is A Long Time’ Tracklisting:
1. Shy Sooo Shy
2. Sweet Sunshine
3. Another Son
4. Max Wells-Demon
5. No Views
6. Unthunk
7. Used to Wonder
8. Familiar Feeling
9. Emotional Retail
10. Leave Yourself Alone
11. Remember
12. Fading Up

See Otzeki live at the following dates.

MAY
20 - Peckham Audio - LONDON
21 - Hyde Park - LEEDS
26 - Burg Schnabel - BERLIN
28 - Le Grand Mix - TOURCOING
29 - La Maroquinerie - PARIS

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