Skip to main content

OCTOBER DRIFT (Artist of The Week #5)

Fresh off touring with The Editors, October Drift are embarking on a UK tour currently. And it’s safe to say this is an exciting time for both new and long-term fans of the rock outfit. They currently have 2 EPs (‘Stranger Days’ & ‘This is Nowhere’) both equally exciting and as ambitious as the other one. What sets October Drift apart from the competition for me though is just how brilliant of a singer their frontman, Kiran Roy, really is. The way he transition from pure melody to heavy rock is, quite simply, bliss to listen to.

This is none so more evident than on their latest single “All Broken Down” which adopts a more melancholy, acoustic and yet atmospheric vibe for the band. This is the perfect song to slip into a setlist to get the arms waving and all the bros hugging in the crowd.

They’re also very well known for their live shows, of which I will be seeing very soon at Dryden Street Social – Leicester, as they possess such high infectious energy on stage, selling out shows on previous tours before they’d even released a debut single, that’s the high regard that people hold them in.

Despite already having a cult following I’m expecting these guys to grow and grow over the years, their music is larger than life, loud and abrasive to fill arenas and thoroughly talented. Will they be filling Wembley in the years to come? Probably. And it will be one hell of a show!


Popular posts from this blog


50. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream  LCD Soundsystem returned this year after a long time being split up, and it was the year of reunions with everyone seeming to put their differences aside and rake in their money with a big tour. However, LCD produced one of the stand out albums of the year, a side step from their previous projects and produced more anthemic songs. There's some real stand out tracks of the year on this album, it's just a shame about that Microsoft Paint cover.
49.The Mothers Earth Experiment - The Mothers Earth Experiment
I'm not the biggest fan of Prog Rock, but then again maybe I'm just not listening to the right stuff. However, TMEE fall into this genre and they've released one of my albums of the year. Whilst chatting to them about it as part of my 'Introducing...' series it was extremely interesting to hear about the making of the album, it's big influences and that strangely wonderful album cover. A must listen for Prog Rock fan…

Introducing... NAMES

NAMES are a band hailing from Wales, a music scene that appears to be bursting at the seams at the moment with phenomenal acts such as Boy Azooga, Estrons & We're No Heroes it's easy to see why a lot of labels are focusing their attention on that area. NAMES are different though, more sincere and genuine than a lot of musical acts out there with a voice to die for and the melodies to match. Their single "Limb By Limb" is an absolute cracker and I recommend checking it out immediately.

Question. Why did you call yourselves NAMES?
Ioan Hazell:
We always felt that Names had a refreshing sense of anonymity (it was also what we had written as the title of the list of potential band names.
Joey Robbins: The fact that it's such an unusual name, and the kind of mysterious vibe it carries appealed to us.

Q. Was there ever the thought process that it was never going to get you to the top of a google search?
Yeah, thats an unfortunate truth of it, it forces people to le…

Introducing... The Covasettes

The Covasettes first came to my attention a while back, their indie-tune 'This Feeling' grabbed me immediately and from that first listen I knew this band were something special. Coming from the land of music royalty, Manchester, it's in their DNA to build on the foundations of an already fantastic musical heritage. They've just released the latest banger to add to their discography 'Top Drawer' which is a clear sign that The Covasettes have found their sound and now they're hellbent on perfecting it! I was lucky enough to chat with lead singer, Chris Buxton, regarding their uprising, their Manchester roots and what is the ultimate plan for the band...

Question. Where did the name The Covasettes come from?
The Covasettes:
There are a fair few stories floating around as to how our name came to be, so we think we’ll leave it to the people to decide which story they believe, but we can safely say, that it came from the heart.

Q. What made you want to get into mus…