Johannesburg, South Africa: The Drift is back! Launched inexorably in 2013, The Drift rose rapidly to prominence on the back of a debut album, Dreams of Deluge; and the promise of a trilogy of thematically interlinked albums. What followed were a few years of powerful live performances and extensive touring, plus a second album.
Of course, as with most bands, life has a tendency to get in the way and the trilogy remains incomplete. For the meantime, at least.
“Some may have noticed that Stef is no longer with us. There’re really no bad vibes at all here; the guy is just very busy balancing new-dad duties and career things. Sometimes you got to work a little extra to keep your ship afloat (adrift?).” ~ Louis du Pisani (vocals, The Drift)
Enter: Alec Surridge
In keeping with its all-veteran status, The Drift welcomes a new member on board; Alec Surridge. Originally from Cape Town, Alec played in Sacraphyx throughout much of the 1990’s before co-founding The Warninsane in the 2000’s. Alec became active since relocating to Gauteng by joining Chaos Doctrine, and now also The Drift.
“Let’s be honest here, we have a little rule about who we play with. If you can hang, laugh more than moan, not take yourself too seriously and jam the uninhibited jams then you’re the guy. Alec is that guy. Also patience, Alec needed a ton of patience with us. He joined us during a hiatus, not a relaunch. But that has just changed.” ~ Louis du Pisani
The Drift, now armed with new lead guitarist Alec, hits the studio tomorrow, April 4th 2019. Furthermore, The Drift will return to the stage on May 25th, playing at Weird Boner III. Join the official facebook event page for full details and regular updates.