Fresh from announcing their sophomore album ‘Now is a Long Time’, subversive electronic-punk provocateurs Otzeki return with the video for their new single ‘Familiar Feeling’ which they released on 1st January to streaming services. ‘Now is a Long Time’ is set to be released on 19th March 2021 via Akira Records.

Singer Mike Sharp on the song: 

“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.”

Meandering through classical melodies to bass driven punk and electronic noises, the duo have created some interesting sound scapes with this track. The short lyrical phrases sit on top with a soft falsetto from Sharp that dominates the track. ‘Familiar Feeling’ is a joyous slice of electronic music to get right under your skin.

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Album 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

Otzeki Live Dates 2021

20/05 – Peckham Audio – LONDON 

21/05 – Hyde Park – LEEDS

26/05 – Burg Schnabel – BERLIN

28/05 – Le Grand Mix – TOURCOING

29/05 – La Maroquinerie – PARIS