Well, I have to confess I’m new to October Drift, for me it reminds me of 80’s indie rock at its best like Echo & the Bunnymen. We are here at Rough Trade tonight to see them live; they performed a quick 30-minute set. The stage is ridiculously small so there’s not a lot of scope for performance, but that’s not going to stop this band. Every member of October Drift give it everything they have, frontman Kiran even managed to get into the audience.
Performance is everything for a Rock band and these guys bring it. The event was a chance for fans to buy the new album and get it signed by the band. I can’t wait to catch these guys when they play a full set.
They have just released their second album “I Don’t Belong Anywhere” along the new single “Waltzer”, watch the video here. They have had air play on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music show and Radio X.
October Drift gig review – Rough trade Nottingham.
There’s so much excitement for the new album and it’s already starting to connect really well on both sides of the Atlantic. NPR have just tipped them in their key releases, while Under The Radar magazine have also shown great support with a brilliant feature as well. In the UK further great critical praise for the singles and recent shows have come from the Daily Star, Louder, Clash and many more.
Alienation and connection are recurring themes throughout I Don’t Belong Anywhere, yet the darkly anthemic rock record is a totem for bringing us all together again. It has been written against the harsh backdrop of 21st century living where constant developments around the world insist on pushing us further apart.