Release date: March 2007
Octopus is the third album from British band The Bees, released on March 26, 2007. Continuing in the vein of the band's previous two albums, Sunshine Hit Me and Free the Bees, by recording their music in different areas, Octopus was self-produced in the band's own basement studio, The Steam Rooms, on the Isle of Wight. The style of the record is said to be a mix of both the sounds of its preceding two albums.
A high-rip version of Octopus was leaked in its entirety in December 2006, three months before its scheduled release. The leak also led to the album's initial release date of March 19 being moved up a week later. Fortunately, despite these issues, the album was generally well-received by fans and critics alike, with some claiming it to be the band's best record to date.
The CD version of Octopus is also an enhanced disc, which enables owners of the album to join The Bees' mailing list and get access to exclusive free content, including a downloadable version of the "Who Cares What The Question Is?" music video.