October Drift have been consistently impressing us since their inception, with their ferocious post-punk, synth rock cacophony. Their latest release ‘Robots’ comes along after a summer filled with festival appearances, and now the following months are taken up with a continual flow of gigs. For a band that live for playing live, they surely are living the dream.
Fervent with angular guitars, the steady monotony of percussion, driving bass and the growing haze of sonic fury, ‘Robots’ commands your full attention. It induces a whiplash-like affect from verse-to-chorus-to-verse, with it’s consistency to build then ramp-up with anger as it reaches a climax, led by a voice that is reaching for some sort of clarity in all this disorder. ‘Robots’ through looking back into the past, reaches it’s inevitable conclusion and metaphorical epiphany, that living our lives for the next thing is defeating us, and selfishly, we are giving up the people around us, in our own battle to make the most of our lives.
The band commenting on the track say that it’s “about pleasure, routine, nostalgia, addiction and the bittersweet bubble these things create. It’s the short attention spans and disposable way of living translating through to music that lacks identity.”
‘Robots’ is released on 13th November. Pre-order it here on limited edition vinyl or CD. The band are currently touring the UK in support of the release. For a full list of tour dates, see below.
29th Stoke, The Old Brown Jug
30th York, The Bunker (sold out)
31st Scunthorpe, Café Indiependant
2nd Bristol, Louisiana (w/ Sundara Karma)
6th Taunton, Zinc (sold out)
12th Leeds, The Packhorse
13th Manchester, Soup Kitchen
14th Sheffield, Corporation (sold out)
October Drift Links: Website