An excellent review by The Progmeister (on behalf of Midlands Metalheads Radio): The debut album (there is an EP previously available featuring Jane Gillard, the original vocalist) is now on sale. I was fortunate enough to get a pre-release Press copy and have been playing the shit out of it for the past week, so what […]
“As we had to fit three bands in, Oktopus were up first and took to the stage at 7.00pm. With new album “Worlds Apart” is available from Friday 1st April (and on sale at the merch desk guys – review to follow, watch this space), the lads were obviously very keen to promote it. As […]
Progoctopus strike a near-perfect balance of proggy sounds from a range of influences. Smart, melodic, contemporary yet somehow classically familiar, this fine first offering has so much to give the more open-minded listener.
Die „Transcendence EP“ ist das erstaunliche, vielversprechende Debüt einer jungen Band, von der man hoffentlich noch viel hören wird. Tipp!
One conclusion that you have to come to with Progoctopus is that there is a heartwarming love of life deep at the heart of this quirky English quartet and this comes across emphatically in the impish delivery of their music. Uplifting music for a sunny day that gives a rose tinted glow to anybody’s outlook on life. Come join the fun, you will never look back.
They have produced an infectious combination of upbeat rock moves mixed with unusual time signatures, all topped with Jane Gillard’s distinctive vocals that serve to infuse the EP with an infectious joie de vivre at odds with the heavy subject matter of her lyrics.
They have definitely succeeded in producing something that creates a positive and firm platform upon which the band can build on in the future.