Band of the week: October Drift

October Drift are fast garnering a mass following hooked on their gargantuan, brooding sonics.

Ben Smith

Date published: 7th Mar 2016

Image: October Drift

Generating mass momentum out of the south west, October Drift continue to turn heads with soaring rock atmospherics and an unshakeable vocal that will lead this band to glory. 

On the verge of releasing the Stranger Days EP via Scruff Of The Neck, the band take their captivating sonics on the road from early March - having already played at BBC Radio 6 Music Festival (read our review) and sold out their Manchester stop.   

Trading epic by epic, they often build to mind-blowing chasms of sound that ooze intensity and ambition. Amassing soundscapes that could topple of a Roman empire, their cornerstone lies in a vocal that recalls Matt Berninger to Liam Fray. 

Latest track 'Losing My Touch' has already forged almighty demand for the forthcoming EP and their upcoming tour dates will undoubtedly align them with the following they justify. 

UK tour dates below:

Salford - St Philips Church, Friday 18th March

Guildford - The Boileroom, Monday 21st March

London - Old Blue Last, Tuesday 22nd March

Oxford - Bullingdon, Wednesday 23rd March 

Bath - Moles Club, Thursday 24th March

Liverpool - Maguire and 39s Pizza Bar, Friday 25th March

Manchester - Deaf Institute, Saturday 26th March

Glasgow - Buff Club, Sunday 27th March

Edinburgh - Bannermans, Monday 28th March

Hertford - Dog and Whistle, Thursday 31st March

Scunthorpe - Cafe Indiependent, Friday 1st April

Sheffield - Leadmill, Saturday 2nd April

Undertone - Cardiff, Thursday 7th April

Bristol - Louisiana, Saturday 9th April


Stanger Days EP is released Friday 25th March via Scruff Of The Neck Records

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