As Captives gear up to unleash their new album Return to Mars, the Melbourne outfit has unveiled their newest single by way of “Miles Away”.
Though “Miles Away” receives its official release today, Captives first gave us a taster of what to expect when they performed an acoustic rendition as part of their appearance on Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ series back in November.
Now, the officially-released version of the track captures the band’s immense energy and musical presence, with its origins – fittingly – being traced back to time the band spent in lockdown in Melbourne. With so much time on their hands, the members of Captives found themselves wishing they were quite literally anywhere else in the world.
“‘Miles Away’ has got all the feels about feeling trapped, stuck in a cycle, partying to excess and being so far away from everything and anyone you love,” explains vocalist Aaron Damon. “It sounds romantic in a sense. It also channels some inspiration from the Hoodoo Gurus, which was a band I grew up loving and still admire, so that’s ok with me.”
While “Miles Away” is set to appear on the Captives’ forthcoming album, Return to Mars, when it releases on March 31st, the group will celebrate its arrival with a run of tour dates that will see them performing plenty of new favourites and old classics for their devoted fanbase.
“It’s a good feeling having a tour lined up for 2022. I think everyone is a bit fatigued from the last 2 years and just want to get back to their business,” notes drummer Matthew Damon.
“It’s basically the same for us, being back in some rooms with heaps of mates is what it’s about for us. I won’t take seeing a live band for granted ever again I don’t think.”
Captives – Return to Mars Album Tour
Saturday, April 2nd
Halloween Hysteria, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, April 9th
The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, April 16th
Crown and Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, April 23rd
Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, April 29th
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast, QLD
Tickets on sale via Beats Cartel