Octopus Montage is a four piece pop-punk/metalcore hybrid that hails from Blackpool, UK, and are signed to UAC Management. Musically, the band aim to mix the two genres in ways that can accompany a variety of moods, everything from anger to compassion.

With over 5 million Spotify streams, 2 EP’s, and a handful of singles under their belt, so far, Octopus Montage is gearing up to release their new album, How to Live and How to Lose, which will be released later this year. Throughout the summer of 2019, the band excessively gigged and traveled up and down the UK, supporting bands like Crazy Town, Mallory Knox, ROAM, SHVPES, and InVisions.

They planned to expand their touring in 2020, however those plans were of course derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the positive side, this time allowed the band to finalize the recording of How to Live and How to Lose, which has been preceded by singles “Grow Up,” “Right Here With Me,” and “A  Shortcut.”

Today, Substream is thrilled to be teaming up with Octopus Montage to exclusively premiere their newest single, “Dopamine,” which joins the aforementioned tracks on their forthcoming album.  “Dopamine” is a self-depurating, angry track that is all about growing up and suddenly having to navigate the real world as an adult.

‘Dopamine’ is a self-deprecating, angst-fuelled explosion disguised as a catchy pop-punk tune. The song focuses on the mindset many people find themselves in when they’re in their late teens and early 20’s and have to start acting like a ‘proper adult’ but have no idea how to do so,” the band shares. “’It looks at issues like lifelong friends entering long-term relationships, moving up in their life while you’re still single, working a dead end job and living at home. Hence the need for a release of Dopamine in the brain – a naturally created chemical in the brain known as a ‘feel-good transmitter.’

The sarcastic twist, ’here goes another blow, another worthless anecdote,’ is inspired by bands like blink-182, who exposed the difficulty of growing up while showing that a bad situation can be looked back on and laughed at later down the line. It proves that everything may not be as bad as it may seem. We also wanted to continue showcasing both our softer and heavier sides.”

“Dopamine” will officially hit all streaming services tomorrow, and you can pre-save the track here. But for now, head below to find our exclusive stream of the new single from Octopus Montage.