Today, our new music spotlight is on Octopus

Location: Manchester

Line-up: George Hunter (vocals, guitar), Joe Smethurst (guitar, backing vocals), Rowan Wells (bass) and Freddie Hunter (drums).

About: Octopus are brothers George and Fred and friends Joe and Rowan, who met and formed in Manchester in 2018. Influenced by the likes of Pavement, Feet and Radiohead, they blend Shoegaze, Psychedelia and Post-Britpop to create their own unique alternative pop sound and ‘baggy corduroy club’.

What Hidden Herd say: ‘Happy Today’s first listen brings a wave of sought-after nostalgia, harking us back to some of the best moments of Britpop in the 90’s. On this latest release, Octopus bring it to the modern day with delicate psychedelic teasings and rip-roaring guitars.

For fans of: Feet, Pavement

Next shows:

Friday 21st June – Manchester @ Band on the Wall w/Mealtime. Free entry


Latest track: Happy Today