Otzeki share new track ‘Familiar Feeling’

Their sophomore album ‘Now Is A Long Time’ lands in March.

Photo: Holly Whittaker

With their second album ‘Now Is A Long Time’ set to arrive on 19th March via Akira Records, Otzeki are sharing their latest single ‘Familiar Feeling’.

Speaking on the song, singer Mark Sharp says, “After seeing a modular synth band Atom in Rennes, I felt compelled to write something direct and mechanised that both Joel and I could play live on keyboards. I’d also been listening a lot to New Order as well a song called ‘Breast Stroke’ by Camberwell band Flaming Tunes.

“Whilst producing the track on the train, I accidentally left the mic on my laptop on and heard this kid and his mum laughing with each other through my headphones.. it felt like a part of the track already so when I noticed, I pressed record and let it provide an ambience throughout.

“The vocal was taken from a completely different alt-rock track that we’d made years ago for our first album but never got released. That song was about seeing and holding a loved one after being away from each other for what felt like a lifetime.”

Check it out 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.

20 - London, Peckham Audio
21 - Leeds, Hyde Park
26 - Berlin, Burg Schnabel
28 - Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix
29 - Paris, La Maroquinerie

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