Drought began taking shape in 2020 with many of its members having spent years away from making music. “The pandemic really brought home how important music is to each of us,” explains singer Viggy Ram. “The members of Drought have lived a little, and blend influences as disparate as hardcore, folk, post-rock, and traditional Indian music into driving, vital appeals that distinguish themselves from the pack.” writes lan Miller.
“Drought taps into a vein of post-hardcore rarely heard this decade. They remind me most of the sorts of hardcore bands that cropped up on labels like Topshelf ten or so years ago…a sort of elevated, melodic screamo sound as rooted in spacey post-rock as pulverizing hardcore.”
– Zak Djamoos, The Alternative
“As good as the EP may be, Drought are their best in a live context. Whether it’s on the floor of one of the Bay’s DIY venues or on the stage of a San Francisco rock institution, their live show makes good on the promise of their recorded material. Their shows are joyous and inclusive events that offer a glimpse into the best parts of human nature and make you believe, if only briefly, that a better world is possible.”
– lan Miller, Rigs of Dad