05 January, 2017

[SOUNDS OF 2017] - #7 - October Drift

We've been following the band for a little while now and after we heard the band have had a possibly career defining year, it all started off with their track "Still Here" and by April we just had to write more than just a news article on them! Located down in the depths of the South West of England the band have been making a name for themselves for a while now and after "Still Here" dropped there was a frenzy of media attention all over them.


They've managed to do a sold-out headline tour before the release of a début album and have been working hard on filling bigger venues all over the UK, one show for example was at Sheffield's Leadmill venue, which always sees the best up and coming acts from round the UK stopping by. Their sound is a blend of post-rock, post-punk and some experimental elements combined with some distinctive vocals and a dash of synth and fuzz too. The band have released their EP "Stranger Days" as well as a newer one in the form of "This Is Nowhere" via Scruff of the Neck Records. 

Their most prominent tracks are "Cherry Red", which is a stunning track that reminds us of slower Nirvana songs in places and when the chorus comes the wall of guitars hits you in the face. And the other is "Cherry Red", which smacks you right in the face, and that's what rock is suppose to be about, head on down to get your fix, and finally "Cinnamon Girl" which sounds like the perfect blend between Radiohead and Editors wrapped up in a Post-Rock wrapper.

I know I'll be listening to this a lot more for sure, and we're predicting they'll be filling big venues within the next year or so! You need to check them out! The band are still in their early days and if they're generating this much hype and buzz now, only god knows what they'll be doing at the end of the year. They're an exciting prospect for sure!