Launch Pad: Shock Octopus

12 April 2012 | 5:36 pm | Staff Writer

Shock Octopus guitarist David Sayers gives us the lowdown on the band's intriguingly titled EP.

Give a brief rundown of the history of your act from day one to now: Shock Octopus formed in 2010 as an alternative-rock four piece and has since been described as a '90s version of Talking Heads. We launched our first single Safe Room at the ill-fated Manhattans Bar in 2011 and have been working on the EP ever since.

Tell us about your release: Simply entitled EP, the five-track disc is an oceanic panorama of odd time signatures, electrifying vocal harmonies and fuzz explosions.

How did you go about recording it? We spent a few days at Bergerk! Studios at the tail end of last year. The songs were all finished, it was just a matter of laying down the tracks and stuffing our faces with vegan food during the downtime. Yum!

Tell us about your launch party: Support comes from Michael Strong's new superband The Dissappointed, our good friends Head Full Of Steam and The Foxman from RTRFM Soulsides.

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What's next for your act? We're all pretty eager to head over east for some shows this year. Maybe another release on vinyl?