When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over all audiences. Ever since then, from multiple sold out tours up and down the UK, to growing online hype around their sparse but eloquent releases, they’ve done just that, becoming a major success story on the independent circuit.
Despite the early success of their incendiary debut singles – receiving support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Q Magazine to name but a few – and string of sold-out gigs, this band still remain something of an enigma.
October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums. The band’s irresistible combination of feedback and harmonies deserves to shake every room in the country, and the quartet have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows.
With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Dot to Dot, Tramlines and Camden Rocks already under their belts alongside a cult fan base spreading the word, and a focus too few peers in their position possess, the immediate future is very bright (and very loud).
October Drift play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Mon 10th October 2016. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Losing My Touch’ below: