OCTOBER DRIFT – ” Forever Whatever “

Posted: July 8, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Forever Whatever by October Drift

Thanks to a burgeoning reputation forged by their well-oiled live shows, sweet power-rockers October Drift – who burst onto the scene in 2015 – finally present their debut album. The eight-track ‘Forever Whatever’ promises to be a fresh spin on towering influences, from The National to Joy Division and New Order.

An immersive wall of distortion envelopes the powerful fragility of frontman Kiran Roy’s vocals, while he paints a verbal landscape of introspection, despair and hope amid a sonic palette that evokes both the driving, spacious absorptivity of My Bloody Valentine and the poetic, visceral honesty of Nick Cave’s lyricism. “It’s a song about trying to keep your head above the water,” says Kiran. “It was written at a time when everyone around me seemed to be moving on with their lives and I was stuck in the same place. Its basically about the fears of getting older and underachieving, but trying not to let it get to you and even staying optimistic in spite of those fears” Losing My Touch follows the band’s previous singles All Broken Down and Come And Find Me, released to widespread acclaim last year.

Here’s an acoustic performance of ‘Cherry Red’ shot in a little chapel in Devon. With influences as varied as The National, Radiohead, Interpol and Nick Drake, their heavy, pop-inflected rock is delivering a rejuvenating injection of fresh blood to the genre. October Drift’s debut album, details of which will be revealed soon, is a cathartic collection of tracks encompassing themes of loneliness, fear and ultimate positivity, and builds on the solid foundation that they have built over years of touring and writing to cement themselves as an important and powerful new presence.

October Drift via Physical Education Recordings

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