Prior to the upcoming release of their second studio album ‘Faulty At Source’, Bristol-based experimental three-piece My Octopus Mind have just released their latest track ‘Hindenburg’.
Since their conception in 2017, the band 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.
Recorded with Jake Bright at Bristol’s Christchurch Studios (known for sessions with Van Morrison, PJ Harvey, Butch Vig and Massive Attack), and mastered at Invada Studios with James Trevascus, Hindenburg is a tragic farewell – a heartfelt departure.
The intro contains samples from the live radio broadcast of the Hindenburg disaster. Churning from the depths, Hindenburg climaxes with a raucous and silly ending, giving it a strong sense of “Woah, we made it”. The lyrics were a stream of consciousness also seeming to make a subtle backhand at white supremacy. When connected to the Hindenburg it all seemed to slot into place. Think Led Zeppelin into Tera Melos with a heavy dose of All Them Witches.
MY OCTOPUS MIND ARE:
Liam O’Connell – Vocals , Guitar and Piano
Isaac Ellis – Double Bass and Vocals
Oliver Cocup – Drums and Vocals