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May 3, 2019
Barbora Cetlova


Bristol based mad musical experimentalists My Octopus Mind have just unveiled a new video for track “Welder”.

The track is the second single to be released from their forthcoming album “Maladyne Cave” which is due for release in July 2019. Watch the captivating new video for “Welder“, the stop motion animation was created by award-winning director, Roos Mattaar.

Welder perfectly showcases the dramatically varied and dynamically contrasting musical projection that My Octopus Mind effortlessly create. They take experimental to another level and keep their creations harmonious and addictive from the get-go. The video is as out of this world as the musicians are.

The track is inspired by watching the oil rigs emerge from the Cromarty Firth in Scotland, Welder is a howl of despair at society’s rampant consumption of resources. Welder tells of man’s excess and desire to dominate regardless of consent. It’s also described as a celebration of the Earth which will be here long after humans have destroyed themselves.

The band first captured our attention with their single release of “Elska” back in January and since then the band are continuing to quickly and rightfully gain solid momentum.

Prolific and diverse, the Bristol-based trio have surprised audiences everywhere. From festivals such as Shambala, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury, to underground music venues, arts institutions and abandoned buildings. Not only this the band have composed and performed live music for a theatrical circus show called The Creator, the silent film Nosferatu and a short animation as part of Channel 4′s Random Acts; their atmospheric and often cinematic aesthetic lending itself perfectly to such soundtracks.

My Octopus Mind are without a doubt your new favorite band- what a truly auspicious outfit. Maladyne Cave is destined to be as standout as the singles are.

Catch them live at the following dates:

May 10th – Full Moon – Cardiff

July 7th – Not A Cult – Worcestershire

July 10th – The Louisiana – Bristol

August23rd/24th – Shambala


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