My Octopus Mind have developed a wild form of experimental rock using balkan rhythms mixed with heavy psychedelic post-punk, wonky riffs and moments of haunting grace. All of this is delivered with a subversive approach to songwriting at its heart.
What looks deceptively like a jazz trio of double bass, guitar, drums and vocals, quickly reveals itself to be anything but. Izy Ellis’ big hollow Bull Fiddle (known to some as a double bass) growls through his spaceship of noisy effects, underpinning the jagged rampant shimmer of Liam O’Connell’s guitar, which in turn jousts with the frenetic driving drums of Captain ‘I-can’t-sit-still’ Oliver Cocup.
“Their repertoire is unabashedly dramatic, expressing equal parts wilted melancholy, growling anger, and a playful abrasion." - Bristol 24/7
“If the Mars Volta owned a combine harvester...” - Random Audience Member