We have some pretty exciting news to announce:
Our new album Planet Junkie is FINALLY available on pre-order as of today!
We are taking orders on our official website ONLY for now!
Full album release date is planned for September 20th, although the intricacies of the manufacturing process (and the fact that we are cutting it VERY short on the production side of things!) might mean that we could run a few days late on our planned schedule but fear not the full physical record WILL be with you before September ends!
You can now listen to most of the songs that will be featured on the album (we like to keep some of the suspense alive he he), before you decide to part with your hard-earned cash and grab yourselves a copy of the record – if you reckon we’ve done a good enough job that is!
On behalf of the ‘regular’ Drifting Sun team (Mathieu Spaeter on guitars, my humble self on keyboards, Manu Michael on bass, and Will Jones on drums), we are very pleased to say it has been an immense pleasure for us working with many talented musicians on this album, and we would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all those who have put their mark on the songs and brought their magic in to create this piece of work we’re so proud to present to you today:
Marc Atkinson (Riversea/Moon Halo) on the vocals – a talented artist and a real gent, pleasure to work with you!
Colin Mold (Karnataka) on the vocals – thank you so much for being able to produce such great vocals whilst you had to deal with the pressure of your own house move! (I’m next!)
Joshua Corum (Head With Wings) on the vocals – we bickered, we fought our corner many a time, all in the interest of getting the best out of those damn tunes… and glad to say you came up with something pretty exceptional with your vocals!
Eric Bouillette (The Room/Nine Skies… and many more!) on the violin – you gave us great emotional performances, so I forgive you for not remembering me when we first met and jammed together 30 years ago!
Sarah Skinner (Red Dirt Skinners) on the saxophone – thanks for the tasty solos!
Ben Bell (Gandalf’s Fist) on the Hammond organ – growling licks and groovy tone, what more could we have asked for? 🙂
Conrad Cheng on the clarinet – cheers buddy for your sweet part in Everlasting Creed, it’s brought a great colour to the tune!
We must also give credit to the amazing designers who created beautiful artwork for us:
Karen Koski for the awesome album cover – please do get back to being a designer, your work is fabulous
Darcy Kelly-Laviolette for her equally mind-blowing art on the 3 singles – thank you so much for dazzling us with these 3 pieces of awesome work, and with the TINY deadline we gave you, it was no small feat on your part!
Brian Watson for the fab designs which you will discover on the accompanying lyric pages – thank you for adding that great touch to our lyric pages!
The bulk of the mixing and mastering work was handled masterfully (no pun intended) by our skillful sound engineer Jon ‘no pressure’ Huxtable, who runs a neat and tight ship from his Scottish den at Smallfishrecordings!
… whilst Joshua’s vocals were produced and engineered beautifully by Steven Hill at Bird’s Eyes studios in West Haven, CT – thanks to both of you, your clear vision of our music has brought a lot to the songs and our sound!
I also want to thank my friends Stefan Hepe and Chris Martini for their invaluable help sorting out our website, even though that is an admission that I am a dummy when it comes to internet stuff haha my secret is out now!
Hello folks! It has been a while since we last posted any news of the band here… suffice to say 2018 hasn’t been to kind to us, but we are back now with a brand new single coming out very soon, a cracking tune which will feature in our upcoming new album (as yet undisclosed… let’s keep the suspense up for another few months!). The single also contains a track that won’t be on the new album, aka a bonus track! Check it out on our Bandcamp page just before Christmas, for a very festive – though not christmassy at all, don’t worry – release (and in the nick of time too!)… happy holidays to you all, we look forward to seeing you in the new year for more exciting musical adventures!
New Drifting Sun single is now out, featuring previously unreleased track ‘Atlantis’ (as it says on the attached cover!)… a great tune for a quid, you can’t beat that, so download it now and we’ll be pleased as punch!
Un grand merci a Renaud Oualid, Stephane Mayere et a toute l’equipe de Koid’9 pour cette super interview et chronique de notre petit dernier en date ‘Twilight’, interview et chronique que nous partageons aujourd’hui avec vous francophones et autres amateurs de la langue de Moliere… avec un leger retard vu que nous avons recu le magazine il y a deja une paire de semaines…. desole!!
Today, March 7th, I lost a father and a friend… the memories of the journey we made together during all those long years will stay with me forever… you now live in my memory as I live in yours, you are gone but you will never be forgotten…. Thank you for everything and may you rest in peace, Dad x
Check out this great review published last month in French prog mag Amarock Magazine, courtesy of Daniel Sebon, thanks for the kind words!
Great review of our 2016 album Safe Asylum in German magazine Empire, which was recently sent to us by Michael Dambeck, thanks for the great review Mike!
As we have no direct link, here is the review itself (for you all German lovers… the rest can use google translator, just like we do!!!):
Nachdem letztes Jahr die britische Formation mit Twilight für ein absolutes Highlight auf dem Neoprog-Sektor gesorgt hat, lohnt es sich, den Blick auf die im Jahr zuvor veröffentlichte CD zu werfen. Vielleicht ist Safe Asylum noch nicht ganz ausgereift wie sein Nachfolger, doch Neoprog-Freunde werden auch an diesem Album ihre Freude haben. Es gibt jede Menge tolle Melodien und hervorragende Keyboardfanfaren von Bandleader Pat Sanders.
Dazu kommt mit Peter Falconer ein bärenstarker Sänger. Musikalisch driftet man ab und zu auch mal in Melodic-Rock-Bereiche à la Magnum ab, was auch bestens funktioniert. Im Titel Alice wirkt dann auch noch ein Streichquartett mit. Fazit: Wer auf gut gemachten, melodischen, aber unkitschigen Neoprog steht, der liegt hier richtig.
Please check out this very cool review of Twilight in the Classic Rock Society magazine, courtesy of Miles Bartaby, cheers for the kind words Miles!
A massive thank you to the entire team of IO Pages magazine in the Netherlands, for giving us such fantastic ratings on our album Twilight in 2017! We want to make a special mention to Wilco Barg and Erik Fraanje for their undying support of the band… cheers guys!
Big news on the DS front! Our eponymous debut album will soon be re-issued on CD, in jewel case format with a 12-page booklet. The album will ship from March 15th, 2018, but we are now taking pre-orders!
We have just set up a Drifting Sun discussion group on Facebook. Our group, aptly named Drifting Sun HQ, is now the official place for fans to chat about us (even behind our backs… we’re not fussed, as long as it’s fun banter!).
Please join us and feel free to post your questions, bits of news, talks about your fave DS tunes (or about other prog bands), whatever you feel like talking about really… let’s make it a lively group to be part of!
Just came across this nice review of Twilight in the latest issue of Progression Magazine in the US of A, courtesy of Nick Tate – thanks for the exposure!
As we don’t have an actual link for the review, here’s what it says:
On latest melodic outing Twilight, veteran U.K. collective Drifting Sun makes a compositionally sure-handed step forward on eight pieces bearing reassuringly reliable prog-rock motifs without sounding overtly derivative. Most tracks are wisely built around the emotively urgent vocals of singer-lyricist Peter Falconer, neatly framed by composer/keyboardist Pat Sanders’ virtuosic synth work and Steve Hackett-like guitar leads from newcomer Mathieu Spaeter. Yes, Drifting Sun draws substantially from second-wave neoprog sonorities but this (loosely based) thematic rumination on light vs. dark/day vs. night/death vs. life possesses decidedly contemporary flair.
Highpoints include the nine-minute title track, which opens the album with a tricky/widdly synthesizer riff and forthright vocal harmony, giving way to a propulsive prog-rock workout featuring prodigious changeups in mood and pacing. “Mystery of Lies” plays like a tribute to Hackett, featuring Spaeter’s heavy-sustain guitar melody and a sumptuous classical guitar/vocal interlude. “Summer Skies” showcases Sanders’ classical piano training and is topped by Beach Boys-like harmonies that would make both Tony Banks and Brian Wilson take notice. Eight-minute closer “Remain” unfolds much like the opener, providing ample room at midpoint for gloriously proggy instrumental romps via piano, guitar and synths.
We want to say a big thank you to Henri Strik for his amazing review of Twilight in Background Magazine in the Netherlands!
‘Sometimes words can hardly describe what you feel when you listen to an amazing sounding album. And this is the case when I listened all the way through this excellent album for many times the last couple of weeks.’
A must read!
This review from the Arlequins camp in Italia, escaped our radar… how did that happen? Who knows! But that’s now fixed… enjoy!!
Another excellent review of Twilight, from Empire Magazine in Germany…. wunderbar and a warm thank you to Martin Dambeck for his kind words!
Hello Proggers! This cool DS interview has just been published in the latest issue of IO Pages in the Netherlands, courtesy of Huis Schemert and Wilco Brag… a great read? We certainly think so! (especially for those who can speak Dutch!!)
With Christmas fast approaching, a bunch of us have teamed up to concoct
a festive song entitled ‘Wake Up’ which was released as part of an EP on December 1st.
Wake Up features Colin Tench (Corvus Stone), Gareth Cole (Mike Kershaw, Tom Slatter),
Ben Bell (Patchwork Cacophony, Gandalf’s Fist), Stefan Hepe (Gandalf’s Fist),
Peter Falconer, Pat Sanders and Manu Michael (Drifting Sun).
The song was mixed and mastered by Jon Huxtable at Smallfish Studios, Scotland.
Also included in the EP are 7 songs previously recorded by the musicians
who contributed to the making of ‘Wake Up’.
All the profits from the sales will go to TIERHILFE SAUERLAND E. V.
Barbara Hellekes, CEO of the animal welfare organisation said “We’re over the moon about this!
Winter is coming, and it’s really hard to get the poor souls through the winter,
especially in Hungary and Greece, where we support and help privately organised shelters
in keeping the streets free of stray dogs, trying to find them a forever home”
We, Shits ‘n Giggles, take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken up their valuable
time to bring their contribution to this EP to help make this release possible,
and we hope that the charity organization we have chosen will benefit greatly from
the generosity of the people who donate to their cause,
cheers everyone and Merry Christmas to all!
A warm thank you to Mark Hughes from DPRP for giving Twilight a fabulous 8 out of 10 score, another cool review for our new album… it’s all there:
This review of Twilight, from Betreutes Proggen magazine in Deutschland, came out about a month ago, and is a great read; some warm words from Juergen Meurer, thanks Juergen!
November cometh, Christmas is nearly upon us (or looming dangerously, depending on how you feel about it!)… … and in the ‘you can’t win ’em all’ section, we just came across this rather average chronicle of Twilight from Whiskey Soda fanzine in Germany… any publicity is good publicity!
Very cool review of Twilight just released in Progarchives, by none other than my old mate Kev Rowland… don’t miss this one, thank you so much for the everlasting support, Kev!
… and Kev also wrote a great piece on our new single Eternal Cycle, also in Progarchives, it’s all there!!
Great review and interview of moi, in French magazine Big Bang… another great read for DS fans!! Thanks for the kind words Olivier Pelletant and Jean-Guillaume Lanuque!
Another great review from the IO Pages camp in the Netherlands, thanks Wilco Barg for the great words and the ‘tip’ mention!
Please do check BabyBlaue’s great review of Twilight, penned by Siggy Zielinski in Goethe’s tongue (so those of you not German speakers may need the help of good old trusted Google translator!)
Thank you very much for the kind words, Ziggy!
Please take a few minutes to read Esther’s review of Twilight in her blog (with the aid of Google translator if, like me, you don’t speak Dutch!)… very fine words for a very fine review indeed, thanks Esther!
Voici une élogieuse chronique de Twilight nous arrivant toute fraîche de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, au Canada pour être précis, et c’est sur le magazine Profil que ça se passe… à lire!!
Here’s a new great review of Twilight coming to us from the other side of the Atlantic, in Canada to be precise, and that’s on Profil Magazine… a must read!!
Read the latest review of Twilight in Progradar. As ever, Martin Hutchinson paints a colourful picture of our music and his words and inimitable style take the reader to a place of love where they can fully appreciate our work – thanks for those words Mr Hutch!
Twilight has reached Athens, where our great friends Nihal and George have had the opportunity to listen to the album a couple of weeks before official release date, and here is what George had to say (thanks a million again for your support and see you guys on the special DS show inProg’n’Roll on Justincase radio on the 17th!):
Germanophiles (and users of Google Translator), or generally anyone: please take a few moments to read Daniel Eggenberger’s sweet review of Twilight in Proggies, the place to look out for news of good prog in Switzerland! Cheers for the great review, Daniel!
Great honest and very positive review from our friend Bryan Morey at Progarchy, followed by a written interview of… yours truly! Thank you for your support, Bryan!
Another great review, this one from Gabriel Badelier from ProgCritique in beautiful France! Thank you so much Gabriel for the kind words and the great review, as always!
Our good friend Mister Colvill has done it again A fantastic review in The Progressive Aspect for our new album Twilight… thank you so much for the great words, and the undying support!
Please take some time to read Michael Haifl’s fab review (and the first official one!) of new album Twilight… as ever, we are touched by Michael’s kind words and his love for our music… top man, cheers!
Some very sweet words from our kind friends of the GFreedom’s Spot team in Athens, Greece… we are forever grateful for your amazing dedication and love for our music, a great honour to count you guys as our friends!
Twilight is upon us!
We are pleased to announce that our forthcoming new album ‘Twilight’ is now available as a pre-order, check out our shop section for full details on how to order! The album will come in 4-panel digipak format with a 12-page inserted booklet… woohoo!
We are taking this opportunity to welcome Mathieu Spaeter as our new guitarist extraordinaire. Mathieu is a fantastic addition to the band, and has come up with superb guitars for this album which add magic to our tracks… bienvenue dans Drifting Sun Mathieu!
To celebrate the imminent release of the album, we are offering a free download of ‘Soldiers’ off Twilight on our Bandcamp site. simply go to https://driftingsun.bandcamp.com/track/soldiers and it’s yours! Not only that, but all our current 4 albums are on sale at ridiculous prices for now, so you can grab any of them for the price of a few beers, literally! And for the hardcore fans who wish to procure our entire catalogue, please be aware that it is also currently available at a whopping 20% off 🙂
As a means to thank you for your support, we are also giving away the new single called ‘Eternal Cycle’ with each pre-order! All you need to do is process your order on PayPal, then scroll down to the bottom of the page once your payment has come through, and click on the “return to Merchant” grey tab at the bottom of the page, and you will be redirected to a Dropbox link where you can download your free tracks… et voila!
We are really excited to bring this new record out – our most accomplished work so far – and we are blessed to alongside talented people such as mixing/mastering engineer Jon Huxtable www.smallfishrecordings.co.uk) and graphic artist Elena Dudina (www.elenadudina.com) who are in no small part responsible for the success of this album (and the previous few!)
we hope that you will all have as much pleasure discovering the album, as we have had making it!
The press has already been so kind as to share the news of the imminent release of Twilight, here’s what they had to say:
Check out this great review of our recently remixed/remastered edition of second album ‘On the Rebound’. A warm thank you to Gert Hulshof for the kind words!
Please guys take a few moments to read Martin Hutchinson’s take on the remixed edition of our classic 1999 album ‘On the Rebound’… as always, Martin gives the record justice with his beautifully-penned review… glad to see our work can be so appreciated, makes all our hard work worthwhile, cheers Martin!
With news and reviews from the band getting a little few and far between, you must all be wondering if we might be busy getting a new album ready for release? Well, you are right to think so, but we are not saying anymore at this stage… watch this space for more good news in the next few months 🙂 In the meantime, we have recently come across some great reviews of our second album On the Rebound, which, as you will know by now (cos we have been babbling about it long enough!), was recently re-released as a remixed and remastered edition, along with brand new artwork! By the way the album is available for streaming (and purchasing!) from our site right here, or on our Bandcamp page, whichever you favour most… as long as you get your copy of it!! And here are the recent reviews of OTR, one from our friend Tony Colvill from The Progressive Aspect in the UK, and one from Henri Strik from Background Magazine in the Netherlands. We thank you both warmly for taking the time to pen these kind words about the album, and hope you had as much fun playing them as we had painstakingly rebuilding the entire record from scratch!
Another month, and another year is born! 2017 begins in great style with this very positive review of our newly-remixed second album On the Rebound, by Prog Critique in France, courtesy of Gabriel Badelier, cheers mate!
Profil Magazine in Canada have reviewed the newly revamped edition of our second album On the Rebound. Fancy a read? Here is it, both in French and in English for your convenience!
Check out this review of our remastered version of On the Rebound, from the IO Pages in the Netherlands, for those of you versed in the Dutch language, well worth a read!
Cool review and interview with Pat in the new edition of the Big Bang Magazine in France, all courtesy of Jean-Guillaume Lanuque and Olivier Pelletant… it’s all here!
Many thanks to Michael Haifl from StreetClip.TV Magazine for his great review of the recently re-released edition of our classic second album ‘On the Rebound’. Indeed, OTR does stand the test of time, and you can read Michael’s review here:
Coming up this month: some very high praise for Safe Asylum, from Nick Tate of Progression Magazine in the US of A… that’s right!
Review listed below for you guys… worth a read? We at the DS headquarters should bloody well think it is 🙂
This British studio collective has been active since the 1990s with a revolving door of musicians. But Drifting Sun’s latest iteration is its strongest, offering much to enjoy for fans of third-wave progressive acts that craft dynamic compositions around strong melodies and prodigious chops.
Singer Peter Falconer is the star of the show here with a range that flows easily between coquettish Freddy Mercury-esque falsetto, James LaBrie-like operatic histrionics and the over-the- top shrieking a la Peter Hammill. Most tracks are (wisely) built around his strong pipes, with soaring fretwork
from Dan Storey and sumptuous keyboard runs courtesy of Pat Sanders. From hard-rocking epic opener
“King of Hearts” these guys establish undeniable prog-rock cred, serving up a deftly constructed mix of shifting meters and stylistic contrasts from acoustic folk to grinding metal. Standouts include “The Hidden Truth” evoking a marriage of Yes and Transatlantic, Queen-like ballad “Gods” plus baroque-fueled majestic rocker “Alice,” featuring acoustic guitar, piano, strings, and lush melody lines drawing variously from Bach, the Beatles and Broadway.
Check out this cool review in legendary Italian Prog Magazine Arlequins, courtesy of Valentino Butti. Grazie mille for your kind words, Valentino!
Take a few minutes to read Aaron Emerson’s fantastic review of Safe in GetYourRockOut magazine… an absolute must!!
Thomas Szirmay has done it again! Check out this cracking review of On the Rebound – which was recently re-released as a brand new remixed and remastered CD – now out in Prog Archives…. not to be missed! Thank you again so much Thomas for your passion about our music, it shines through your words!
Soon to be published, a cool review from the Classic Rock Society, courtesy of Miles Bartaby, well worth a read in my ‘umble opinion 🙂
Here’s the review, in case you miss it when it comes out!
Drifting Sun began in the ‘90s with French national and main songwriter Pat Sanders on Keyboards and Manu Michael on bass. After their On The Rebound album in 1998 the band went on a lengthy hiatus before returning last year with Trip The Life Fantastic. Safe Asylum, released earlier this year, is the second album since the re-emergence (fourth overall) and sees Sanders and Michael joined by Peter Falconer on vocals, Dan Storey on guitars, and Will Johns on drums.
Musically they are definitely influenced by the ‘80s ‘neo-prog’ bands with Storey’s stylish guitar playing adding plenty of punch to their sound. Sanders’ keyboards stand out too and Falconer’s vocals fit perfectly making this a very strong album. The interplay between guitar and keyboards is cleverly constructed and beautifully executed, particularly on the epic Intruder, which is a real highlight here.
Whereas Trip The Life Fantastic showed the lighter side of the band this release has a much darker edge with the material given room to expand and shows they are capable of a range of musical styles. Both albums are great but personally I favour this one.
Take a few minutes to read Aaron Emerson’s fantastic review of Safe in GetYourRockOut magazine… an absolute must!!
Great News! The all-new, remixed and remastered edition of our second album ‘On the Rebound’ is now available on CD! This is more than just another remastered release, we literally stripped the original recording down to basics and painstakingly rebuilt it to give it a new lease of life… the result? Find out in our ‘Music’ tab!
Cool review from the BetreutesProggen camp in Germany, thank you for the kind words Juergen Meurer!
Melodic Revolution Records are putting a compilation album together to help the victims of the recent natural disasters that have plagued our planet, and we are happy to contribute a song to the record. Any money you part with for will help this very worthy cause… human lives matter above anything and your donation will be used to ease the pain of those in need, so start giving so they can start sharing, cheers!
Today’s bit of good news is Dutch Magazine DPRP’s review of Safe, penned by Patrick McAfee… a positive and honest take on the album, worth a read! (and we got 7.5 out of 10, which can’t be a bad thing!)
Today’s fantastic piece of scribblery comes from The Progressive Aspect, courtesy of Tony Colvill, thank you so much for your enthusiasm Tony, now we are both awaiting the new record with excitement and anticipation!
Today we received this great review from Metal Invader Mag in Greece, a nice read (and in English too, no need for Google translate… hooray!), warm thanks to Elias Chatzialexis for his kind words!
Just found out we’re in the top 10 best prog albums of 2016 in Ultimate Guitar magazine! And we’re above Radiohead and just below Big Big Train and Fates Warning 🙂
Short, but sweet, review of Safe in the Cosmos Music website, a must read for all our French-speaking fans out there 🙂
L’apparition de Safe Asylum, un an à peine après son devancier qui avait alors brisé un silence de 17 ans, semble montrer que cette formation franco-anglaise a désormais trouvé son équilibre. Mené par le dynamique et sympathique Pat Sanders, Drifting Sun est clairement engagé dans un probant processus créatif qui le conduit à nous offrir un néo-progressif de plus en plus ambitieux et abouti au fil du temps. Safe Asylum, paré d’une superbe pochette (ce qui va aider à considérablement crédibiliser sa musique), s’avère ainsi un peu plus sombre et complexe que Trip The Life Fantastic, mais offre toujours cette alternance de parties chantées mélodiques et accessibles (l’excellent Peter Falconer) et de séquences instrumentales bien plus aventureuses. Cette dualité, parfaitement maîtrisée, permet aux 10 compositions de Safe Asylum (de 1:11 à 10:42) de porter haut et fort les couleurs de ce néo progressif pleinement mature. Sans oublier une production une nouvelle fois de haute volée, garant d’un son clair et puissant…
And another great review of Safe from Background Magazine, courtesy of our friend Henri Strik, cheers buddy for the kind words!
Today’s new great review of our last album Safe is from young Bryan Morey of Progarchy in the US of A, many thanks to him for the very positive comments on our music, and it’s all there for you to read!
A must read for today is Olga Polomoshnova’s great review of Safe in Rock Britain fanzine, thanks a lot for your support Olga!
This great review of Safe by Dutch Magazine IO Pages came in today, and a great one it is (you might have to use Google translator to get what it says… just like I did!), thanks Wilco for the exposure, much honored (and we’re in their top 5 chart!)
And in case you wonder, the ‘TIP’ mention indicates they strongly recommend buying the album (just like I do!)
Great day for Drifting Sun, with this fab review from Richard Hawey in Profil Magazine (Canada), thanks for the great words Richard. glad you loved the album!
DS included in the best of prog 2016…. but of course haha!! Thanks Emma Chrysoprasia Roebuck for the kind words!
MANY thanks to Thomas Tszirmay for this FAB review of Safe! Praise this is indeed, a must read!!!
Please have a read at Gabriel Badelier’s kind words in his review of Safe, thanks for the smashing review Gabriel!
Another short but sweet few words, this time from Rock Circle Radio in Germany!
Check out this great review of our new record, from roxx2metal in Spain! Thanks for writing about us guys 🙂
Or you can read it in English there 🙂
Here’s Daniel Eggenberger’s great review of Safe in Switzerland-based Proggies portal, thanks for the kind words!!
Another great review on Esther’s rock blog, for all of you Dutch speakers! Thanks for the exposure Esther 🙂
Cool review from our Greek friend George from GFreedom, thanks for the support 🙂
Please take some time to read Martin Hutchinson’s very insightful review of Safe Asylum on Progradar, kudos to Martin for penning some of the greatest words that have been said about our work, thanks for the amazing support mate!
First review of Safe Asylum, from StreetClip TV in Germany, courtesy of Michael Halfi, thank you for the support on this (and previous) release!
The wait is finally over, new record Safe Asylum is finally available on CD and as a full digital download. As announced last month, the first 500 copies will include 2 bonus tracks…. and these are going FAST so please order now to get your copy of this limited edition CD… while stocks last!
The new album is (almost) here! After many months of hard graft, gallons of coffee and a few tears, we are very excited to announce the official launch of SAFE ASYLUM on May 21st.
SAFE ASYLUM is now available on pre-order as a special limited edition (first 500 copies will include 2 bonus tracks), and as a sneaky preview we have uploaded one song from it on our Soundcloud page, so go find out now what we’ve been up to since Trip!
New album now being distributed by MRR in the USA!
Our entire discography is now also available in Diane Fasching’s Bandcamp page in Canada!
Newsfeed for new album, from the Progressive Aspect in the UK, cheers guys!
A little retrospect of our previous releases and newsfeed for the new album from the Rock Progressivo camp in Brazil!
New album Safe Asylum has now been added to the Prog Archives database, cheers guys!
Some reviews of our last couple of singles, from StreetClipTV webzine in Germany, thanks to Michael Haifl!
So here we are in November, slowly reaching the end of an eventful year, a year that has seen the release of 2 singles for us… ‘Lady Night’ (which includes unreleased track ‘Silent In Shame’), and more recently our new single ‘Alice’ off the new album (scheduled in early 2016) and which also includes a couple of instrumental ditties (these won’t be on the next album, so you better get your hands on them now!)
We want to take this opportunity to thank the radio stations and streaming sites that are already giving us exposure for the single, cheers guys!
It has been a while since we got reviewed in the ‘papers’, but Esther Tiger Kessel-Tamerus’s take on ‘Trip’ certainly is worth a reading! A warm thank you for the kind words, Esther 🙂
New review/interview in Fireworks magazine, out now in the shops. The mag also comes with a great CD sampler introducing lots of new prog and heavy bands, including ‘The Wizard’ from ‘Trip’… so what are y’all waitin’ for?!?
Check out this great new review from the Profil clan in Canada!
And another great review which came our way today, this one is for our German-speaking fans (and Germanophiles alike), thanks for the kind words, CD Score!
French prog magazine Big Bang just published a review and interview with none other than Pat in their new issue, definitely worth reading!
Belgian mag Prog-Resiste have done it again! check out their review of ‘Trip’, not too dissimilar to the review of our previous record…. gosh, these guys love us!!
Catch up with yesterday’s (August 12th, we believe!) radio show from the Melos Prog Bazaar camp! The podcast can either be played or downloaded… or you can have it both ways if you so please, who are we to stop you? 🙂
And a massive thumbs up to Kevin Mann for putting us on his great radio show The Spread on Sword Radio UK, very enthusiastic show jam-packed with cool tunes… thanks a million for the daily support Kev!
August kicks off with lots of airplay for us… woohoo! Don’t miss Angelo Hulshout’s Prog Files on ISKC Rock Radio this Wednesday August 5th, where some great prog will be playing (Drifting Sun amongst the lot haha)
Erm, review from The Sound of Fighting Cats? lol
Whiskey Soda’s take on ‘Trip’, for our German readers!
Our latest record getting the Spanish treatment in this e-zine, read on 🙂
Great review from Japan, which I’ve just stumbled upon!
Our music will air on Sword Radio at 2PM today, hosted by Kevin J. Mann, don’t miss it!
Our new record is now on sale at Melodic Revolution Records in the U.S., go get your copy there!
We’re on air on Paul Higgins’ Aquarian Moon show on Quackhouse Radio 3, Saturdays 10pm Eastern, pay them a visit!
Brand new review from the DPRP clan in the Netherlands today, check it out 🙂
And another nice review from Background Magazine in the Netherlands, thanks to Henri Strik, and Dave Smith!
Today we received a great review from the Progarchy team in the USA! It is not often our album gets compared to ‘Fragile’ by Yes, so enjoy this one as much as we did!
For you all Germanphiles out there, new review from BetrautesProggen e-zine, sorry that they aren’t that much into our brand of ‘melodic’ rock (can music not be both progressive and melodic at the same time?!?)
Hot off the press (the ink hasn’t yet dried!) is this review from the Classic Rock Society mag… read on!
First review this month is from Streetclip.TV, courtesy of Michael Haifl… thanks for the kind words Michael 🙂
Thank you to Angelo Hulshout for his review of Trip in his online Rock Orphanage!
On a much nicer note, trawling through the net has also come up with a detailed analysis of Trip in this Japanese e-zine, definitely worth checking out! Use Google translate if you can’t read Japanese (pretty much as we had to do ourselves haha)
We take the rough with the smooth: check out those couple of rather scathing reviews (ouch!), from Poland and Germany, that we came across today whilst scouring the net, you can’t please ’em all 😛
Check out this review of our new album, if you know French! Thanks to the Neoprog team for the article:)
just came about this review from Babyblaue website, which should send all of you Germanophiles into raptures! Translation sounds like they loved it, so no problem here 🙂
Here’s a great new review and interview with Olga from Rock Britain Mag, read on!
DS featured in EGH Radio’s program on June 15th, we hope you were there to catch the show!
Whilst you are all eagerly awaiting the release of our next album (hopefully early next year sometime!), here are a few short piano pieces (from Pat the keyboard man himself) to make the wait a little more bearable!
New review from the Power of Metal team in Denmark!
Exciting news: we’ve released a compilation of past demos and drafts from the first 3 albums… plenty of hidden gems there to grab, and the best part of it it’s FREE, so what are you waiting for? Get your hands on a copy there:
Another great review of our new record, from The Rocker team 🙂
Trip reviewed in the new Powerplay magazine! check it out here:
New review from the IO Pages team! No link, so we’ve made a PDF file of the review (In Dutch and in English, for those, like us, who don’t speak Dutch!)… that’s how nice we are 🙂
Our new album will soon be distributed by Melodic Revolution Records in the States… so what are you waiting for, go and order your copy there! Now!
DS on MyRockWorld radio show in Germany 🙂
New album is getting some airplay in Profil Radio – Canada
Check out Raven Radio’s show Epics For All Time, where some Drifting Sun music will air on June 18th 2pm Eastern Time (USA), and also on June 2nd 7pm UK time (replay on Friday 4th for those who missed the live show)… a new radio station run by Jan, don’t forget to tune in for good Prog Rock, program is hosted by Wouter and includes live chat with great guests!
Our albums are now distributed in your favorite shops (well, at least in some of them!) Watch this space for an (ever growing) list of outlets selling our music around the world!
A BIG thank you to Gabriel from ProgCritique for his fab review of our new album!
Here’s a full review from the Prog Metal Zone team, courtesy of Amalia, thanks for the kind words and for liking our sounds!!
‘Trip’ reviewed in Profil/Canada… for our francophile readers 🙂
Another one which slipped through the net (no bad pun intended), is this news item from Rock Nock’s radio show in Canada that played Trip in its entirety (yes you heard right!) in their show on April 22nd… if you missed that, shame on you, you can always ask the guys to send you the podcast, I s’ppose!
Our music is now being played on ARfm, courtesy of Colin Noble 🙂
Another fantastic review for DS, from the Prog Metal Zone team in the USA, and a big thank you from us to Jeff Stevens for the exposure!
Don’t miss Diane’s radio show in Quebec featuring us as special guests! (or catch the podcast if you missed it!)
Don’t forget to tune in on Denis and Pierre’s Rock Nock radio show this Wednesday night (Eastern Canada time!) where our album will be played in its entirety!! (If you couldn’t be there, fear not there’s always the podcast!)
Great laughs and music (not just our own!) last night on justincase Greek radio show! Thanks again to the GFTeam and all at the radio for having Dan and me as guests, we will be back very soon!!
Great review of our new album by the GF Team in Greece! A big thank you to Nihal and George and all from the Justincase Radio show too for their warm welcome 🙂
Another great DS chronicle, from The Progressive Aspect dudes!
Great review from the Getyourrockout clan!
More airplay on Shaun Geraghty’s Stafford Radio show!
Check out some real cool reviews for our latest album in Prog Archives!
DS update – our albums soon available in a few shops across the globe (well ok, USA and UK only for now!): If you live nearby, drop by and buy your copy now, or else… or else don’t 🙂
We’ve been nominated for best record of 2015 by Prog Rock magazine Rock Progressivo Brazil 🙂
Another great review from the (n)everland of Prog (thanks Father Watson!)
Our new album is now available on CD! Look for it in our Bandcamp page or in the Shop tab in here! Exciting stuff, so why not get a copy now, may we ask?
Great review of our new album in Metal Invader!
Nice reblog from the Prog Archives site, a review of Trip by Apps79 on the Music Review HQ site!
For those of you well-versed in world languages, please check out our new Japanese artist page!
French radio show from Menton in the French Riviera (now playing Drifting Sun in their show!), give these guys a try if you are local to the area! More details about them in their facebook page, link below.
We’re on Surrey Hills radio, this station plays exclusively new progressive bands, a rather different and refreshing stance from the usual stations which focus on the more established acts… give them a try! Drifting Sun will do a few incursions in their programs very soon 🙂
First official review for our new album… in German (get your online translators out!)
Our first radio show on Marty Dorfman’s The Waiting Room, on the House of Prog Radio Station! You can hear us (amongst other great bands) on their 24/7 music stream… don’t miss it!
We are now listed in prog archives:
Release info from Proggnosis:
DS on Symphoshop radio playlist!