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When OCTOBER DRIFT appeared in 2015 with a beefy yet melodic noise, they had the confidence to win over all audiences and 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.
And the music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, soulful vocals and driving drums – reminding your correspondent of Longview.
‘Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows’ – The Independent
The band have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows. Indeed, their first tour sold out before even releasing their first single, such is the buzz around their live performances.
‘Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge in to wherever they might head next’ – Gold Flake Paint
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).
‘A band we’re probably all going to know about very soon’ – Louder Than War