TUNE October Drift - Come And Find Me
Hotly tipped South West four piece October Drift return with their new digital single ‘Come And Find Me’ released on 26th October via Fierce Panda with radio impact slated for 25th Jan 2019
October Drift are four thunderous indie rocksters from Somerset who consist of Kiran Roy (vocals / guitar), Chris Holmes (drums), Alex Bipsham (bass) and Daniel Young (guitar). ‘Come And Find Me’ is their first release on fierce panda. ‘Come And Find Me’ follows a slew of self-released 7” singles and EPs with manic choruses and banging names to match; ‘All Broken Down’, ‘Cherry Red’ and ‘Cinnamon Girl’.
Esteemed company for ‘Come And Find Me’ to join then, and the new single doesn’t let itself down, building a giant wall of sound which is part gothpunk, part Kitchens Of Distinction kinetics and all parts weirdly loving. “Come and find me in the morning if you want,” bellows singer Kiran, enticingly. “Come and find me with my head on back to front” The song is about being young and feeling invincible," he explains, "When life stretches out beyond the horizon and you truly believe that nothing you do, or take, will have any consequences. It was written during the foggy days after a heavy night at a festival, where I found myself waking up in a medical tent."
No less impressive than the hectic tunesmithery is the relentless October Drift DIY ethic: 2018 has seen them tour the UK and Europe with Editors and brighten Blighty with at 6 Music Festival, Dot to Dot, Tramlines and supporting Slow Readers Club, plus they played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading / Leeds Festivals in the midst of their own headline shows. In between the multitude of soundchecks and service stations they still found time to set up their own studio for themselves and fellow local musicians called The Temple, on the outskirts of Taunton, and 'Come And Find Me' represents the first fruits of their building labours.
October Drift are poised at that terrifying tipping point between, loved by their in the know cult fan base, happy to spread the word, and, industry darlings with mainstream success with all its trappings just around the corner.
Airplay: BBC 6 Music; Sarah Gosling (In for Tom Robinson); Danielle Perry, Absolute Radio; John Kennedy, X-Posure, Radio X; FOTN: Fresh Faves 276; BBC Introducing Upload Of The Week, BBC Intro Devon; Bethan Elfyn, Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales; Radio KC Brian’s Indie Show; Playlisting: Soundlab Evening Experiment. Spotify: Transistor Playlist (5 weeks #44, 80K followers).
Tues 20 Southampton Joiners
Wed 21 Exeter Cavern
Sun 25 Tunbridge Wells Basement
Tues 27 St Albans The Horn
Wed 28 Manchester Night & Day
Thurs 29 Stoke Sugarmill
Sat 1 Blackpool Bootleggers
Sun 2 Aberdeen Tunnels
Mon 3 Dundee Beat Generator
Tues 4 Glasgow King Tuts
Thurs 6 Doncaster Leopard
Fri 7 Peterborough Met Lounge
Sat 8 Sheffield Leadmill