October Drift take their influences from The Smashing Pumpkins, and My Bloody Valentine. Hailing from London, the band have kept a mysteriously low profile, however despite this, their reputation has blossomed through word-of-mouth and this has culminated in the band selling out their debut tour.
Recently, they released their new single, ‘You Are, You Are’. It combines the dark post-punk sounding vocals, which are reminiscent of Ian Curtis with a hint of Morrissey, with some heavy distortion. It is a refreshing sound because it helps them stand out from their contemporaries, with the synthesizer in the chorus expanding their sound palette. With this diverse mix of influences, it shows that October Drift are definitely ones to watch in 2015.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos