October Drift have announced their brand new single ‘Airborne Panic Attack’, which will be released on October 1st.
It will be their first taste of new material since their acclaimed debut album Forever Whatever and follow up EP Naked released last year.
Pre-save the new single here.
‘Airborne Panic Attack’ touches on the tedious and monotonous side of life that we often find ourselves falling into, often leaving us numb and blind to the growing number of devastating global issues. It’s an outreached helping hand amongst seemingly overwhelming distress; a reminder to stay strong and continue pushing forwards amidst relentless chaos.
The new track is the first new music since their 2020 EP Naked, a stripped back and stunningly emotive collection of songs that showcases the band’s varied and virtuosic songwriting abilities. The EP followed the release of their debut album Forever Whatever, a heavy and pop-inflected rock gem that was met with widespread critical acclaim on release, garnering praise from the likes of NPR, Clash, Kerrang, Louder Than War, In Stereo Magazine and many more.
Having already thrilled audiences at festivals including Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage, Reading & Leeds and The Great Escape, as well as on a major European tour with Editors and a slot at Liverpool’s Sound City, the band are hitting the road at the end of September for an extensive run of dates across the UK, including a performance at London’s Boston Music Room. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and tickets, visit the tour section of their website here.
OCTOBER DRIFT 2021 UK TOUR DATES
Sep 28th – The Star Inn, Guildford
Sep 29th – Boston Music Room, London
Sep 30th – Esquires, Bedford
Oct 1st – Portland Arms, Cambridge
Oct 2nd – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
Oct 4th – Leadmill, Sheffield
Oct 5th – The Parish, Huddersfield
Oct 6th – The Mash House, Edinburgh
Oct 8th – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
Oct 9th – Jimmy’s, Liverpool
Oct 10th – The New Adelphi Club, Hull
Oct 11th – The Cookie, Leicester
Oct 12th – The Horn, St Albans
Nov 5th – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
Nov 6th – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Nov 7th – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Nov 8th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
ACCLAIM FOR OCTOBER DRIFT
“Bold and brash, tender and understated, and perhaps most importantly vital”
“… both powerful and vulnerable at the same time”
“They carry plenty of descending darkness, whilst also raging against the dying of light”
In Stereo Magazine
“A superb band with superb tunes”
Louder Than War