New direction, new collaboration, new album! Octavia Freud LP, 'Mood dancing' is out on 20/10/2020
The brand new 10 track album was written during lockdown in collaboration with Chris Allinson from electronic outfit Volcanic Shores. It features Martin on vocal duties in his natural voice rather than the FX laden alter ego sound of previous albums. The album can be streamed from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify. Digital copies and a limited edition gatefold CD which comes with a free download of the album can be purchased through Bandcamp.
Gatefold CD now available at TRUCK records
Music lovers can now pick up a limited edition gatefold CD version of Octavia Freud's 'Mood dancing' LP at the lovely independent Truck records store in Oxford.
Nightshift Magazine end of year Top 30 tracks
Octavia Freud's track, 'Photographs' has been selected for Nightshift magazine's end of year top tracks of 2020, alongside the likes of Young Knives, Glass Animals and Means of Production. Follow the link to their selection here...
Octavia Freud collaboration with Tiger Mendoza on TMSk8 tape mix album
Octavia Freud has recorded vocals for a song on Tiger Mendoza latest album release, TMSk8 tape mix. The track, 'Skate free' features Martin's natural vocal style and Tiger Mendoza's tight electronic production and sweeping synths. The release date is 06/11/2020. Check out the track and Tiger Mendoza's full album here...
New music videos
Octavia Freud have been busy making a series of music videos for tracks off the latest album, 'Mood dancing'. These include, 'French discotheque' with its witty take on the modern model shoot, 'Video call' an 80's inspired acid house take on the promise of a new technological age to solve all our Zoom nation needs during our current lockdown isolation, 'Ice breaker' which includes live footage of the band performing in the UK just before lockdown and 'Cotton wool' with its withering critique of modern politicians' attempts to spin the truth to avoid personal responsibility. Head over to this site's video page or Octavia Freud's youtube pages here...
BBC Oxford Introducing radio play
The track, 'Video Call' taken from Octavia Freud's 3rd album, 'Mood dancing' has gained airplay on BBC Oxford Introducing programme on Saturday 2 January 2021. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p091dnwr
The track, 'End love/Solo' taken from Octavia Freud's 2nd album, 'Smoke & Mirrors' has gained airplay on BBC Oxford Introducing programme on Saturday 14 March 2020.
Ronan from Oxford's Nightshift magazine also recommended the album from this month's current crop of releases. Here is the link to the full show.
Brand new T-SHIRT merchandise
Octavia Freud has designed several new T-Shirt designs. Check out the merchandise page to see the new designs.
Previous album, 'Smoke & mirrors' album out on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and Amazon
Octavia Freud's second album, 'Smoke & mirrors' is out from March 2020 on all the usual digital platforms, including Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. The album features Martin on alter ego vocal FX style duty. You can follow the link to the Bandcamp page to download it now. There is also a gatefold CD version which includes the bonus cover track 'Waiting for the man' which is available at Oxford's local independent TRUCK record store.
Octavia Freud at Modern Art Oxford
Following lockdown in March 2020, Octavia Freud frontman Martin Andrews was interviewed by Modern Art Oxford to find out what he had been up to and his plans for the future. Read the full article here...
Friday 7th February 2020 saw the return of Octavia Freud on DJ duties. Martin played a 2 hour influences of 80's NYC disco loft rarities, downtown post-punk tracks and upfront electronic tunes. His DJ set at MAO was in support of a live set by female electro outfit Sink Ya Teeth for Oxford's local Young Women's Music Project.
Martin has been invited by Modern Art Oxford to compile a playlist of some of his current favourite tunes and a write blog of his cultural year for their website. Check out his playlist and blog on their website.
Debut LP release, 'Romance & heartache' is available to buy and download
Octavia Freud's debut album 'Romance & heartache', released in 2018 is available to buy on various digital platforms including Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon and can be streamed via Spotify. A limited run of gatefold CD copies are also available to purchase at the wonderful independent TRUCK records store on the Cowley road, Oxford.