“Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows” The Independent
“Sugar coated power-rock” Q Magazine
“Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge in to wherever they might head next” Gold Flake Paint
When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over audiences.
Since then, from multiple tours up and down the UK, to growing online hype around their sparse but eloquent releases, they’ve done just that, becoming a major success story on the independent circuit.
And while staying independent and playing every town and city that will have you isn’t exactly the stylish thing to do, October Drift’s irresistible combination of feedback and harmonies deserves to shake every room in the country.
With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Great Escape and a slot on The John Peel Stage at this years Glastonbury Festival already under their belts alongside a cult fan base spreading the word, and a focus too few peers in their position possess, the immediate future is very bright (and very loud).
“Brooding, personally-etched song writing” Clash
“A distinct lack of social media presence made sure early cuts were shrouded in a sense of mystique, serving only to heighten the growing buzz” Line of Best Fit
“A band we’re probably all going to know about very soon” Louder Than War
“This is a band willing to uncover the darkness and show that we all have some unnerving qualities we hide” Louder Than War
Doomed post-rock meets catastrophic shoegaze’ Vulture Hound
Hailing from Blackpool, Jekyll draw their influences from a darker path, solidifying a reputation for melancholic soundscapes, dynamic mood shifts and visceral intensity. An overwhelmingly positive response to Jekyll’s most recent release, MANIA (September 2017), coupled with a slew of successful sold-out shows in Manchester, is evidence that Jekyll’s momentum is fierce and their immediate future is looking massively bright.