October Drift are known for crafting emotive sky-gazing rock, that is equally merciless in its pensive songwriting and straight-to-the-chest power punch ambition. Returning with last month’s softly abrasive melody-driven ‘Cinnamon Girl’, the Somerset collective hit the ground running to a powerful impact. Now in full-speed ascension, October Drift follow up with ‘Cherry Red’, a jolt of darkened atmosphere and propulsive energy.
Visceral songwriting is at the helm of the band’s powers, grounding the charge of criss-crossing guitars and fuzz-dipped noise in a profound certainty. This sense of conviction drives ‘Cherry Red’ to achieve its defiant acceptance, acknowledging band life for its head rush highs and isolating lows, singer Kiran Roy roars: “The past is patchwork / tomorrow’s guess work / I know I wanna go inside the stereo.”
Everything that this band put their hand to is considered and fully in their control – you won’t find October Drift consenting to a career move without each member being 100% committed to the decision.
October Drift’s new EP ‘This Is Nowhere’ is due for release on October 7th via Bad Rival Records. Pre-order on iTunes here.
The band will be touring throughout October in support of the release, see below for all dates.
08 Middlesborough, Twisterella
09 Matlock, Twenty Ten
10 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
11 London, Shacklewell Arms
13 Exeter, Exeter Cavern
14 Oxford, What Became Of Us
15 Leicester, What Became Of Us
16 Bedford, Esquires
18 Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
19 Glasgow, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
20 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
21 Scunthorpe, The Lincoln Imp
22 Sheffield, Plug