Track Review: Robots // October Drift

Not much is known about October Drift due to their surprising lack of an online presence (one they say is down to wanting their music to “spread organically” as opposed to “spoon feeding people”), however this bewildering mysteriousness only further fuels their overall intrigue. They’ve somehow managed to sell out half the shows on their debut tour on word of mouth alone. And once you get past their rejection of social media and actually focus on their music  – you know, the whole point of their existence as a band in the first place – it’s not hard to see how they’ve created such a devout following already.

Their latest single, ‘Robots’, is a quickfire portrait of tumultuous love and all the distressingly confusing emotions that go with it. With its darkly monotonous guitar riff and immediately hectic percussion, the track’s chorus is where the instruments really crash together in a sea of garage-drenched noise whilst the vocals decidedly remain somewhat distant and restrained, yet with just as much feeling put into them as the lyrics that go with it: “Keep me up when I wanna go down / Pick me up when I wanna be found.”

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Another reason as to why they remain silent online is the fact they “wanted to take a step back and totally let the music make the impression on people”. It’s safe to say they’ve done that without a hitch. You can hear more from October Drift over on their Soundcloud and catch all their upcoming tour dates on their official website.

Words by Samantha King

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