Towards the end of 2020, Octopus Montage released three digital singles with accompanying video clips. In November, ‘A Shortcut (To The Unconscious Mind)’ gave their followers and potential new fans a glimpse of their heavier side via various glitchy metalcore riffs. Combined with a deep growling vocal, the track was reminiscent of earlier works by Her Dying Regret. [Watch the video here.]
In a complete change of mood – perhaps the most extreme musical shift ever taken by one band – Octopus Montage kick off 2021 with ‘Dopamine’, a song about anxiety, a lack of sleep and various other mental hang-ups. Obviously, the subject matter would have lent itself to similar metalcore stylings, but the track is actually a straight up pop-punk/emo banger with traces of early Sum 41 and Cotter. It also shows early signs of being as catchy as hell.
To compliment this mix of feel good sounds and thoughtful lyric, the band have shared a relatively no-frills video featuring Blackpool seafront, various fans and friends…and their beloved pets. …And since cats pretty much seem to power the internet, this could be a smart move. Everyone knows that cats = internet traffic!
You can check out the full video below.