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October and the Eyes Shares New Single “Tit Pic”

August 16, 2022

October and the Eyes Shares New Single “Tit Pic”

Following the release of her recent EP ‘Who Upset You?‘,  New Zealand-born, London-based singer & songwriter October and the Eyes is sharing her new single Tit PicHaving previously toured with Yves Tumor, October will also play a headline London show on August 18th at The Lexington. 

Speaking about the track, October said “We destroy the earth because of our innate sense of self importance – that we have a god given right to rape, pillage and exploit the earth for our own consumption. We simultaneously distract ourselves from the worsening repercussions of our destructive hand via narcissistic pursuits of social media exhibitionism and sterile lit bathroom selfies. It’s a great picture though and successfully garnered 237 likes which is a huge relief.”

The spacious drum kit commences with the shuffles and boisterous hits, the compelling crashes distinguish the alluring ambiance. That ambiance grows and progresses with the resonating reverb-rich guitar tone and fierce attitude from those brooding vocal harmonies. The jarring textures and brash bursts ultimately assist with the hypnotic attributes of this ensemble. Yet again another release that captures the best of October and The Eyes, allowing the strong, assertive nature to shine.

October is no new-comer to music, the New Zealand born musician has been involved in musical pursuits since she was a child. Heralding from a musical family, the prospect of pursuing music in one form or another was almost inescapable: A classical pianist mother, fanatic music fan father, and two older multi- instrumentalist brothers who were always holding their band practices in the family playroom. October’s childhood was that of a humble upbringing; having grown up in a small rural town in New Zealand’s wine country, she turned to songwriting as a means to stave the boredom away. She taught herself how to record and produce her own music aged 12, locking herself away in her bedroom for hours on end, and hasn’t looked back since. Claiming the internet raised her, it’s clear she had her sights set on broader horizons and bigger cities.

Having moved half way across the world to her new home in East London, October has remained true to her traditional isolated writing style by holing up in her East London flat for several months and writing a small collection of songs that can be described as dizzying, darkly kaleidoscopic, and dauntless above all. October describes her musical style as ‘collage-rock’ (not the be confused with college rock). Pulling musical inspiration from the likes of Bauhaus, Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux and Suicide, she then squeezes her influences through the gauze of modernity and electronics, thus creating something entirely of her own.

With nods to acid rock, psychobilly and post-punk, October and The Eyes’ music is equal parts nostalgia-drenched as it is future forward, employing layers of ambient synth drones to anchor the crunched guitars and jagged organ parts. Delivered with a twisted theatricality, her vocals pendulum between commanding chants and soothing coo’s, proving that not only is she a versatile songwriter and producer, but a versatile vocalist too.

See October and the Eyes live:
Aug 18th – The Lexington, LONDON
Aug 27th – This Must Be The Place Festival, LEEDS
Sept 3rd – Manchester Psych Festival, MANCHESTER

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