It’s an emotionally grabbing experience through sun-kissed melodies thickened by staggered waves of intense guitar playing. Opening with James Newbigging’s vocals, ‘Far Away’ begins as an alternative version to the image that Marsicans had created in, earlier singles, ‘Arms of Another’ and ‘Swimming’. With the full band quickly flying in from the intro, a sense of maturity bursts out of the lyrics which offer support, comfort and friendship; and with that comes perhaps the band’s biggest anthem yet.
It’s huge. With the naivety that slips through every so often, the song also becomes complete with a heavier, well-structured noise that takes a more scenic route and arrives back where they began by the end. If ever there was a single that would show the Leeds four-piece are ready to become one of Britain’s most exciting bands for the future, ‘Far Away’ is exactly that.
Catch Marsicans in London and Brighton during their October/November tour!