PILE+ OCTOBER DRIFT

Pile‘s name speaks volumes to most, and to the rest… it soon will. Earning the reputation of “your favourite band’s favourite band,” the quartet have been setting the DIY indie punk scene ablaze since 2009. The band have toured heavily over the years, playing with peers Speedy Ortiz, Big Ups, LVL UP, Two Inch Astronaut, Krill, etc.

Pile started to work on You’re Better Than This at Omaha’s Another Recording Company with producer Ben Brodin. The result of those sessions is Pile at their absolute finest, a perfect mix of the band’s ferocious and gentle sides, an undeniably explosive record that twists and convulses with unexpected turns at every corner.

Pile’s exceptional ability to warp through loud-soft-loud dynamics is on full display, forgoing predictable song structures and triumphantly crushing any false sense of security. You’re Better Than This is comforting at one moment and brutal the next, ripping through influences that include post-punk, noise rock, folk song-writing, and a particularly colossal take on indie rock.

Pile Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Prom Song’ below:


Plus support from OCTOBER DRIFT

When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over all audiences. Ever since then, from multiple sold out 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.

Despite the early success of their incendiary debut singles – receiving support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Q Magazine to name but a few – and string of sold-out gigs, this band still remain something of an enigma.

October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums. The band’s irresistible combination of feedback and harmonies deserves to shake every room in the country, and the quartet have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows.

With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Dot to Dot, Tramlines and Camden Rocks 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).

October Drift Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Losing My Touch’ below: