Øgïvęš Big Band is not just an exercise in exotic symbology, it is a supergroup within the Bristol underground prog and math scene. Comprising the troupe are guitarist Ben Harris (Øgïvęš, ANTA, Rainbow Slicer), bassist Ben Holyoake (Lambhorn), and drummer Oli Cocup (Lambhorn, My Octopus Mind). Sharing a passion for musical experimentation and the avant garde, the trio set out to warp all your favourite heavy rock tropes and throw your expectations back in your face.
In their new video single ‘Tethra’, Øgïvęš Big Band combines the brooding, sludgy guitar tones of Red Fang, Kylesa or Bongzilla, with the discordance of proggy stalwarts like Yes and Dream Theater. It’s like stoner rock thrown into the hacking blades of a ceiling fan and then impetuously reassembled. And, most importantly, it’s a taste of things to come.
Ogives Big Band’s new EP ‘Harm’ will be out in mid-October. Stay up to date on their Facebook page.