Bristol, UK based Experimental Psych Rockers My Octopus Mind announce third studio album “Trying To Be Normal” and reveal new single “Sabretooth Monkey.”
The third studio album from Bristol’s Experimental Psych Rock group My Octopus Mind, set for release to vinyl on November 3rd 2023 via Drongo Records.
The album comprises of short, sweet, hard hitting Rock bangers, some slightly longer, condensed slabs of Prog and Post-Punk, with a cheeky ballad thrown in for good measure featuring vocals from Sang Froid’s Aisling Whiting.
“I came up with the title after a tongue in cheek discussion about making the structures of our songs a bit more approachable. Three or four minute bangers sort of thing. We maybe managed two. Things got out of hand, but the title is still true. We tried,” jokes drummer Oli Cocup.
Lyrically “Trying To Be Normal” deals with a lot of heavy subjects; heartbreak, the male identity fusing itself with FEM and rage at rape culture. It’s not without its lighter moments though with nonsensical roleplay as gamblers (High Rollers), thugs (Sabretooth Monkey) and completely inaccurate celebrity critique (Minor Celebrities).
With first glimpses of the new record already being championed by the likes of Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, Total Rock, RTE, Noizze, The Most Radicalist and BBC Radio Bristol, “Trying To Be Normal” is turning heads with a sexy swagger and awkward disrespect for the norms of rock, made by a group of neurodiverse musicians incapable of behaving normally.
Pre-Order the album on Bandcamp: https://myoctopusmind.bandcamp.com/album/trying-to-be-normal
Liam O’Connell / Guitar, Vocals, Rhodes (3) Synth (7,9)
Izy Ellis / Double Bass, Cello (3), Rhodes (9)
Oliver Cocup / Drums, Synth(9)
Aisling Whiting / Vocals (3,6)
Jordan Woolgar / Synth (6,10), Guitar (8)
Jake Bright / Synth, Guitar, Electronic Production (9)