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October Drift

October Drift share acoustic video for 'Oh The Silence'

October Drift have shared the acoustic video for their new single, ‘Oh The Silence’, the latest track to be taken from their debut album Forever Whatever, out now via Physical Education Records.

Utilising the vibrant acoustics of a public toilet, the video is an evocative and atmospheric interpretation of the original, with pared back guitar tones and passionate vocal harmonies resonating to immersive effect.

The track is the latest to be taken from their newly released debut album, Forever Whatever. Opening with the powerfully fragile ‘Losing My Touch’, an ode to optimism in the face of inadequacy, the album explores themes of loneliness, fear and ultimate positivity over ten tracks of sonic exploration and emotional catharsis.

From the brooding ‘Cherry Red’, a stark contrast of spacious ambience and affronting walls of sound, the album moves through the driving, lyrically elegiac and vastly textured ‘Just Got Caught’ into the beautifully melodic and infectious ‘Milky Blue’, with evocative vocals set against a surging, reverb-drenched soundtrack.

A juxtaposition of calm and chaos, the album’s title track ‘Forever Whatever’ combines volatility with hushed verses, a meditation on emotion that moulds faults and fears into positivity, before closing track ‘The Past’ provides a euphoric conclusion, with an intensely layered sonic landscape highlighting an infectious mantra of hope.

Formed from the fruits of a solid foundation built over years of touring and writing, Forever Whatever cements the band’s place as an important new presence, with their heavy, pop-inflected rock delivering a rejuvenating injection of fresh blood to the genre.

One of the most electrifying, charismatic and formidable live acts of the past two years – with appearances at festivals including Glastonbury’s John Peel stage, Reading & Leeds and The Great Escape, as well as a major European tour with Editors in 2018 and a slot at Liverpool’s Sound City – the band will embark on a ten date headline tour following the album’s release, including dates in Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton and London throughout February. Full dates can be found below.

7th – Bristol, The Louisiana *SOLD OUT*
8th – Birmingham, Dead Wax
10th – Manchester, Yes (Pink Room)
11th – Leeds, Lending Room
12th – Newcastle, Think Tank
13th – Glasgow, King Tuts
15th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
16th – Southampton, Heartbreakers
17th – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
18th – London, Old Blue Last

Tickets are on sale now and available here.

“importantly vital, a true contender for album of the year”

“A truly impressive first effort”

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