2022: Reasons To Be Cheerful.

In these first few days of 2022 - when we're making lists and promises - we wanted to take five minutes to talk about what we know (and think we know) about 2022 on record.


Big Wheels Keep On Turning. We looked at the schedule (which you are all well growing to understand is somewhat fluid) and picked out some few dozen albums and artists we're really excited about. Lots of these we've heard and really can't wait to rave more about. Lots we've heard just enough to get us excited. What we have concluded already, musically, 2022 is going to be a corker. You can browse and shop many of these here: driftrecords.com/preorder

Scheduled for January '22
Heavenly Remixes 3 & 4: Andrew Weatherall Volume 1 & 2
The Soundcarriers - Wilds
Karen Dalton - In My Own Time [50th Anniversary Edition]
Boris - W
Roedelius & Story - 4 Hands
Garcia Peoples - Dodging Dues
Group Listening - Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works, Vol. 2
M(h)aol - Gender Studies
Amber Mark - Three Dimensions Deep
Nala Sinephro - Space 1.8 [Reissue]
Eels - Extreme Witchcraft
Silverbacks - Archive Material
Lucy Gooch - Rushing EP [Expanded]
Bill Fay - Still Some Light: Part 1
Anaïs Mitchell - Anaïs Mitchell
Cat Power - Covers
Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Blind Date
The Magnetic Fields - The House Of Tomorrow [Reissue]
Charlotte Day Wilson - Alpha

Scheduled for February '22
Exek - Advertise Here
Superchunk - Wild Loneliness
Come - Peel Sessions [Reissue]
The Order of The 12 - Lore of the Land
Keeley Forsyth - Limbs
Sea Power - Everything Was Forever
Yard Act - The Overload
Cate Le Bon - Pompeii
Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
Melt Yourself Down - Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In
SASAMI - Squeeze
Metronomy - Small World
Hurray for the Riff Raff - LIFE ON EARTH
Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful
caroline - caroline
Beach House - Once Twice Melody
Mitski - Laurel Hell
Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
King Hannah – I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me

Scheduled for March '22
FUCKED UP - Do All Words Can Do [Compilation]
Ill Considered - Liminal Space
Bodega - Broken Equipment
Beirut - Artifacts
Midlake - For the Sake of Bethel Woods
Charli XCX - Crash

Scheduled for Spring '22
Jack White - Fear of the Dawn [April]
Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive [June]
Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra - The Unfolding
Confidence Man - Tilt
Let's Eat Grandma - Two Ribbons
Wet Leg - Wet Leg
Cassandra Jenkins - (An Overview on) An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice

Not specifically scheduled, but we're very excited about what we think we know or have heard

Horsegirl
Father John Misty
Ghostface Killah
Traams
Florist
FKA twigs
Kurt Vile
Pale Blue Eyes
Weyes Blood
Blanck Mass
Amen Dunes
Quinquis
Freddie Gibbs
Jenny Hval
Fontaines D.C.
Rolling Blackouts CF
Caroline Polachek
Danny Brown
Honeyglaze
Melts
Szun Waves
Ditz
H. Hawkline
My Bloody Valentine (why not eh?)


Sea Change and other live arts
Against all odds,  in 2021 we actually brought more live music to the area than ever before. Standalone events with Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys and Squid, plus our pilot one day town takeover that included; Stephen Fretwell, JOHN, White Flowers, Mirry, Anna B Savage, H. Hawkline, Anna Phoebe, Breathe Panel, DJxKWF and Naima Bock alongside dozens of guest speakers and DJs.

2022 in our area is going to sound amazing, this we promise! We will finally bring you Pip Blom, plus we have Metronomy joining us in February and half a dozen more shows planned before we bring it all back home in Totnes with Sea Change 2022 in May. We have already announced that the inimitable Chilly Gonzales will be joining us in Devon to launch the May 2022 Sea Change event and we just can't wait to tell you more... We've outdone ourselves!

Tickets are on sale now, we'll start talking about confirmed artists later this month.

We'll keep opening Drift little and often, and advise on what the visiting protocol is. We've been working on a number of big site developments and can't wait to get them live for you, we also have new contributions from the skilled and expanding Drift crew of staff.

So here is to 2022. We hope you all rested up and feel enthused, we do!

- Drift

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