In a world bursting at the seams with guitar-led alt-rock, the task of standing out from the pack can be an arduous one, and often futile. However, the latest from October Drift ‘Still Here’ is a brooding, LSD-inspired piece of dark guitar-led rock which offers something a little bit different. With a sinister and haunting atmosphere similar to the likes of The Editors, and a ferocity which is almost unmatchable, ‘Still Here’ is full-throttle from start to finish.
Talking about the inspiration behind the song, frontman Kiran Roy said: “Sometimes I come up with little scenarios in my head when I’m writing a song. This one came about after a guy I know (who probably shouldn’t be named) told me about the time he snuck a rucksack full of acid across a boarder in Europe. It was a completely mental story, but enough to put a strong image in my head that I could use as a starting point.”
The band certainly seem to put all of the intensity of the track into their live shows, with a music video raucous with bouncing rooms and sweaty fringes aplenty. After just completing a full UK tour, ahead for October Drift is a handful of festivals, including Liverpool Calling Festival on July 9th and Sheffield’s Tramlines festival on the 23rd of July.
Words by George Rowan
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