Red Octopus are gearing up for full-on action at the San Diego Takeover

Good news for fans of psychedelic riffs! We have a second batch of additions to the San Diego Takeover, and they’re sure to bend your mind further into previously unknown directions.  Unraveling the threads that run between the family of bands that make up the SDTO would require a headspace much clearer than anyone involved is quite capable of, but suffice to say that the pedigree running through the bands is of the standard you have come to expect.

Travellin’ down the long, open road of musical open-ness, Red Octopus freely structures their tunes with an inter-ordinary mold of electric, near-drowning bass and guitar, framed around lead-filled, powerful drumming. The trio currently are uniquely stamping their trade as a surly band of psych-cultivators, while carousing carelessly in the new up-coming underground psychedelic-rock scene.

Early Sabbath is a hard to miss influence amongst Spencer (drums), Bill (bass) and Gabe (guitar), however 70‘s kraut rock outfit, Can, is also a distinct flavour in their heavy-psych palette.

‘Beauty of the Cosmonaut Apocalypse’ on their self-made debut EP, sounds as if warlord legends, Hawkwind were spiritually lending inspiration, while UK kings, Budgie fight through the riffs to aid in ear-splitting shredliness…

With a summer tour under their belts back in 2009, and having opened for like-minded bands, Earthless and Astra, Red Octopus is a band who wants nothing other than to perform live and are gearing up for full on action.

The San Diego Takeover is supported by Brabant C and Performing Arts Fund NL.

Date: April 20

Time: 22.40

Stage: Hall of Fame

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