Rising newcomers October Drift have gained a strong word-of-mouth following since exploding onto the music scene with their sugar coated power-rock, and we’re extremely pleased to bring them to Ramsgate, just at the right time (before the inevitable stadium shows come their way!)…
With shows at Reading and Leeds Festival, Great Escape, and Glastonbury John Peel Stage 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).
“Selling out the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows” – The Independent
When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over 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. And while staying independent and playing every town and city that will have you isn’t exactly the stylish thing to do, October Drift’s irresistible combination of feedback and harmonies deserves to shake every room in the country.
October Drift have shared their new single, ‘Losing My Touch’. The track is the first release since signing to their new label, Physical Education Records. An immersive wall of distortion envelopes the powerful fragility of frontman Kiran Roy’s vocals, while he paints a verbal landscape of introspection, despair and hope amid a sonic palette that evokes both the driving, spacious absorptivity of My Bloody Valentine and the poetic, visceral honesty of Nick Cave’s lyricism.
“A distinct lack of social media presence made sure early cuts were shrouded in a sense of mystique, serving only to heighten the growing buzz” – Line of Best Fit
“A band we’re probably all going to know about very soon” – Louder Than War
“Brooding, personally-etched song writing” – Clash