Fresh off the heels of Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds, October Drift stop by King Tut’s.
Making music since 13, this four-piece from Taunton is one of the UK’s biggest up-and-comers. After just finishing supporting Editors and a festival circuit, the boys are setting out on their own headlining tour.
With clear indie roots, the band has echoes of Joy Division down to the hypnotic urgency present in certain songs. The boy’s songs are lined with melancholy, oozing intense longing with distinctive instrumentals that frame lead singer Kiran Roy’s vocals perfectly.
Known for initially shying away from social media, October Drift created intrigue when their presence wasn’t easy to track. By doing this, it made people only want to their shows more and investigate who they really were. They’ve talked before about how nowadays it’s much harder to stand out on a news feed whilst everyone else is trying to do the exact same thing as you are.
Not only this but October Drift is very open about the industry and the struggles that come with it, not shying away or sugarcoating their quest to get their music out there.
The band praises playing live, it’s not uncommon in interviews for them to talk about their pre-show rituals or how much they love a good crowd. But there’s a light-hearted side, always willing to tell a fun story from their experience with gold liquorice at Vestrock to the bad apartment they stayed in while in Budapest that ‘looked like something out of a Taken movie’.
Catch October Drift with support from The Amber Movement and Dee. at King Tut’s on 4th December!
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