Marsicans have announced their debut album, 'Ursa Major'.
The record's due for release on 22nd May via Killing Moon, with the news arriving alongside their new single 'Juliet', plus details of an October headline tour.
Frontman James Newbigging says of the track: "The song is set on the Juliet balcony at the flat where I live. It was written at quite a difficult time, where we were all outwardly happy about what we were doing as a band, but I personally just felt dejected by the uncertainty of it all. Not by the things we could control ourselves, but worrying over things like if we were ever going to release an album. And if we did, would anyone even care? What were we doing with our lives? And basically spending all my time feeling shit about the unknown future.
"So each verse is a different night of me on the balcony thinking these thoughts - but then something would always cheer me up (the moon looking cool, thinking about what we've done so far as a band, etc). The "I'm overthinking this" lyric in the chorus is me telling myself to stop being so stupid and to not dwell on matters that are out of my control, to just enjoy what I'm doing.
"The song really helped me contextualise what we were doing for the album. The album title 'Ursa Major' comes from this track. There's a line "It's time for a curtsy, Ursa Major" which is kind of tongue-in-cheek, like the album is introducing itself saying: "Right. Here we go. I'm the album. Now enjoy, and let me take a fucking bow". I'm just glad we ended up calling the album 'Ursa Major' so it made sense..."
Check out 'Juliet' below, and catch the band live at the following:
14 - Aberdeen Tunnels
15 - Glasgow King Tut's
17 - Manchester Gorilla
21 - Bristol Thekla
22 - London Scala
24 - Leeds Beckett University