It was August 2008 back in the days when MySpace was still King that we first stumbled across Concrete (When We Were Invincible) by The October Game – a song of such aching emotional purity that it remains one of our all time Introducing classics. Everything about it was perfect – Luke WIlliams’ lovely yearning vocal sung without artifice or pretence, Nick Kozuch’s inventive, intertwining guitar lines and the freshly original groove kicked up by Ollie Taylor’s drumming and Owen Stephen on bass.
Fast-forward three and a half years and we have a more assertive and confident October Game with two albums, several singles, a new five piece lineup and countless gigs under their belt. Not to mention an outstanding collaboration with the London band Toodar.
Today they’re all tooled up with Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Twitter, Facebook and their own dotcom – and ready to launch the next phase in their campaign for world domination. I’ve long believed this band are just one killer single away from achieving just that. Will this new track “Answers and Keys” – or even some other track currently lurking under wraps – turn out to be it? In today’s market I wouldn’t know a Top Ten hit if it bit me in the leg, but on the strength of this new track I certainly hope so.