October Drift indie band forever whatever

October Drift prep for ‘Forever Whatever’ release

The year 2020 has only started, and we have so much new music to look forward to. One of them is the release of the debut album by rising newcomers October Drift. Here is a guide to the band and their forthcoming, debut LP Forever Whatever – out later this month.

With influences including The National, Radiohead and Interpol, October Drift’s heavy and well-rounded rock is rejuvenating. And the singles released so far have proved this time and time again. First off, ‘Losing My Touch’ is a wonderful, despair-driven but optimistic exploration of the pressures that face new bands. On the other hand, ‘Oh The Silence’ is a track shining with intense crescendoes and lovely, melodic verses. Hence, from what we have heard from the album so far, the distorted guitar riffs and the ferocious and uplifting choruses will really brighten the band’s sound and keeps you captivated through the unreleased tracks. Some tracks that are definitely worth looking out for include: ‘Cherry Red’, ‘Don’t Give Me Hope’, and ‘Forever Whatever’.

Last year, Editors guitarist Justin Lockey signed the band onto his label, Physical Education Records. On October Drift, Lockey has said they are “an unashamed British guitar band who just do their own thing outside of whatever scene is cool at the moment.” It is this individuality and spirit which attract both Lockey and many fans to their rebellious and informed sound. Since their signing, the band spent 2019 completing an extensive UK headline tour, following slots at Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage, Reading & Leeds and the Great Escape, as well as a major tour with indie heavyweights Editors.

It will be exciting to see what happens when Forever Whatever releases, as it is a great record. It will be out on 24th January via Physical Education Records.


October Drift will also be touring the UK this February! Dates are below, and you can click here to grab tickets from the band’s website.

7th – Bristol, The Louisiana
8th – Birmingham, Dead Wax
10th – Manchester, Yes (Pink Room)
11th – Leeds, Lending Room
12th – Newcastle, Think Tank
13th – Glasgow, King Tuts
15th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
16th – Southampton, Heartbreakers
17th – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
18th – London, Old Blue Last

Check out ‘Oh My Silence’ below, and follow October Drift on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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