My Octopus Mind just released their latest album ‘Faulty at Source‘ which contains nine experimental rock songs. The album combines the band’s own unique blend of artistry with psychedelic post-punk and a melancholy timbre and then delves into the current social and political climates. ‘Faulty at Source‘ has an atmosphere that links each of the songs together with some innovative guitar riffs and balkan rhythms. The lyrical content throughout the album is pensive and filled with a great deal of depth and contemplation. Add the emotive execution of the vocals which brings the worlds flaws front and center to the listener and you’ve got a classic album in the making. ‘Faulty at Source‘ is a must have. Here’s what Liam O’Connell had to say about the single ‘The Greatest Escape‘:
“We found ourselves playing with minimalist textures in what feels like a new musical direction for us. Lyricly it takes a look at the patriarchy, where “strong men don’t cry”, instead we suppress emotions and vulnerability. I find myself yearning to step out of this paradigm, to become free to express the softness and vulnerabilities, that could be “the greatest escape on Earth”
I know a lot of people feel the same way. This paradigm hurts more than it helps and there is nothing wrong with anyone embracing all aspects of themselves. ‘Faulty at Source‘ really looks at different aspects and makes the listener question what is right and what is the way forward. You can watch the music video for ‘The Greatest Escape‘ down below. Afterwards make sure you hit up your favorite music service so you can discover more music by these artists! As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.