October Drift

Live Act Alternative Shoegaze
October Drift - Alternative Shoegaze Live Act in South West

October Drift Short Info

Rising newcomers October Drift have gained a strong word-of-mouth following since exploding onto the music scene at the start of 2015.

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.

October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums.

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.

With a strong DIY ethos, the band record everything themselves in their own studio and even hand-make their own merchandise. This organic approach led them to a complete shun of social media throughout 2015.

But that’s all set to change as the band’s word-of-mouth following continues to grow and the music press begin to take notice of October Drift’s melancholic growl.

"...a muscular slug of sugar-coated power rock”
- Q Magazine -

"Brooding, personally-etched songwriting"
- CLASH -

"Blending meloncholic drone with visceral garage-punk, October Drift are a band you're going to absolutely love"
- Gigwise -

Rising newcomers October Drift have gained a strong word-of-mouth following since exploding onto the music scene at the start of 2015.

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.

October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums.

The band have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows. Indeed, their first tour sold out before even ...

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Past Gigs October Drift

  • 07 | 2016 Sheffield Tramlines Festival - Stage TBA
  • 05 | 2016 Stoke Foxlowe Art Centre
  • 04 | 2016 Bristol The Louisiana
  • 04 | 2016 Cardiff Undertone
  • 04 | 2016 Sheffield The Leadmill - Sold Out
  • 04 | 2016 Scunthorpe Cafe Indiependant
  • 03 | 2016 Hertford The Dog and Whistle
  • 03 | 2016 Leeds Oporto
  • 03 | 2016 Edinburgh Bannermans
  • 03 | 2016 Glasgow The Buff Club
  • 03 | 2016 Manchester Deaf Institute
  • 03 | 2016 Liverpool Maguires Pizza Bar
  • 03 | 2016 Bath Moles
  • 03 | 2016 Oxford The Bullingdon
  • 03 | 2016 London The Old Blue Last
  • 03 | 2016 Guildford The Boileroom
  • 03 | 2016 Manchester St Philips Church - Sold Out
  • 03 | 2016 Sheffield Guinness Festival - Devonshire Green

Discography October Drift

  • 2015 Robots Single | Self-Released
  • 2015 You Are, You Are Single | Self-Released
  • 2015 Whoever Single | Self-released

Media

  • Video October Drift - Robots (Off...

Origin

  • South West GB

Founded

  • 2014

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