Last week we did a Test Drive feature on Downers’ new EP “Noose”. You can see by that article that Downers are clearly a force to be reckoned with. This is a band with a bright future and a good sense of musicianship combined with a talent for social media. Listen to the above interview to get a sense of what Downers has in store for us, the listener as well as the past, present, and future.
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Downers came together in early 2015, as Bobby had already begun writing material for the new project towards the end of his career with Me Vs Hero. Comprised of old school friends and friends from previous musical adventures, as a collective they all had an urge to go back to the 90’s guitar music that got them wanting to play in a band in the first place.
Across three tracks, ‘Noose’ is heavy on the fuzz and inspired by space, dreams and memories. Opener ‘Erased’ is based on a recurring, lucid dream that frontman Bobby has about being invisible. Bobby goes through stages of struggling with fear and acceptance every night. In the dream his invisibility is a gradual process, fading from normality to complete concealment. Elsewhere, ‘Graze’ relates to Bobby’s memories and glimpses of being very young, and how that it is almost another life altogether, whilst ‘Grown Out’ is a straight up small town song; battling with the struggle of being constantly being surrounded by negativity and striving to achieve something more meaningful.
Produced by Bob Cooper (Nai Harvest, Citizen, Self Defense Family, Brawlers, Rob Lynch, Deathwish Inc) ‘Noose’ is the follow up to their self-produced, self-titled debut EP.
The band are currently booking tour dates throughout the UK in support of the record.