Exclusive Video Premiere: The Marlenes “Breaking Out of Touch” (2020)

Get ready for a lot of deep, lingering looks and hazy 60’s style vocals as Melbourne band The Marlenes croon their way through “Breaking out of Touch.”

Lifted from their recently released Advertise on the Moon project, the woozy soft-sway of surf rock rolls over a heady hit of psychedelia as lead Michael Proctor’s relaxed vocals sit comfortably at the cross-section.

The Morning Peninsula trio are perhaps best known for their one 2016 release, Crawl Out Your Window which preceded a transition into rock outfit Donald Dank & the Naughty Boys, which stuck for several years before the rebirth of The Marlenes.

“Breaking out of Touch” is accompanied by a music video that’s just as decidedly lo-fi and relaxed as the tune itself, featuring a lot of contemplative close-ups and a washed-out red tinge. It’s premiering exclusively on the AU review today so check it out below before dipping your toes into the full project.

The Marlenes will be playing some gigs in the upcoming summer. You can check them out on Facebook here.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.