The oddly inviting Bristol-based experimental three-piece My Octopus Mind released its second studio release, the fantastical Faulty At Source. Since the group’s inception back in 2017, My Octopus Mind has developed a wild form of experimental rock using Balkan rhythms mixed with heavy psychedelic post-punk, wonky riffs, and moments of haunting grace. All of this is delivered with a subversive approach to songwriting at its heart; and this album is no different.
The songwriting throughout expresses disillusionment with capitalism, climate denial and the UK’s inability to take responsibility for its colonial past. The album also touches on the topics of polyamory and the burden of toxic masculinity.