October Drift release pensive ‘Waltzer’ video

October Drift has released the video for their new single ‘Waltzer’, taken from the forthcoming second album I Don’t Belong Anywhere out October 14th via Physical Education Recordings.

Featuring deliciously raw riffs alongside a melancholic yet propulsive rhythm, ‘Waltzer’ plays like early Smashing Pumpkins as the band reflect battling the darker depths of the mind. The song has been quick to prove a radio hit with strong support coming from Steve Lamacq at BBC 6Music and John Kennedy at Radio X.

The video finds frontman Kiran Roy on a desolate seafront as he is haunted by a lingering presence determined on dampening his spirits with an unshakable flow of water from above.

Regarding the video the band say, “We wanted to make a video which visually encapsulated what the song was about. We knew we wanted to film it at an empty seaside location, so we got up at 3 am and drove to a beach in Dorset to shoot at sunrise. Somehow we roped a friend into getting up that early to pour the water over Kiran, but managed to misjudge the sunrise so ended up standing around in the dark for two hours before it was light enough to film anything. Not sure how many takes we did in the end, but it was enough to give Kiran mild hypothermia.”

‘Waltzer’ is taken from the forthcoming album I Don’t Belong Anywhere and follows the release of further singles from the record including ‘Insects’, ‘Airborne Panic Attack’ and ‘Webcam Funerals’, the latter of which also proved a hit with BBC 6Music and Radio X.

I Don’t Belong Anywhere is a taut, visceral record, and a step forward for the band into an even more powerful, brutal sound following their highly acclaimed debut album Forever Whatever in 2020. Far less introspective than their debut, I Don’t Belong Anywhere is October Drift’s totem for bringing us all together again. The new album is available to pre-order here.

I Don’t Belong Anywhere is about connection and a record that is truly from the heart, rich with added layers of meaning it finds the band poised to explode across 2022 with their most thoughtful and exciting record yet.

October Drift has been treating fans to songs from the forthcoming album live at festivals this summer including Tramlines, Y-Not and playing in support of Pearl Jam at BST Hyde Park.

With a phenomenal live reputation, the Taunton collective is set to cement that status on their forthcoming headline tour in October. The 11-date tour will start in Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach on October 19th and finish in Exeter, Cavern on October 31st, the band will play The Lexington in London on October 28th. Tickets are on sale now and available from https://www.octoberdrift.com/tour

The band will also play a few intimate in-store dates in October including Banquet Records in Kingston (14th) and two Rough Trades – Bristol (18th) and Nottingham (17th). They will also be playing a hometown instore in Taunton HMV which is already sold out. Tickets are available for the remaining dates to purchase now along with copies of the record here.

14th – Kingston, Banquet Records*
15th – Taunton, HMV* (SOLD OUT)
17th – Nottingham, Rough Trade*
18th – Bristol, Rough Trade*
19th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
22nd – Manchester, Deaf Institute
24th – Newcastle, The Cluny
25th – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
26th – Sheffield, Leadmill
28th – London, The Lexington
29th – St Albans, Horn
30th – Brighton, Komedia
31st – Exeter, Cavern

*instore shows


  1. Airborne Panic Attack
  2. Waltzer
  3. Insects
  4. Lost Without You
  5. Bleed
  6. Webcam Funerals
  7. Parasite
  8. Ever After
  9. Feels Like I’m Home
  10. Old and Distant Memory

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