Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Basement, Luca Brasi, Kisschasy


band members

Cody - Vocals + guitar. Sarah - Bass. Tom - Lead Guitar + backing vocals. Henry - Drums + backing vocals.


Influences

Kisschasy, Luca Brasi, Basement


Unearthed artists we like

The Dead Love, Yours Truly, FANGZ, RedHook, Waxflower, Bugs


Website

Gig

Down For Tomorrow

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

24 Jul

Waywards

Sydney, 2042

Sydney

8:00pm

Gig

Down For Tomorrow

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

18 Sep

The Brightside

Brisbane, 4006

Brisbane

2:00pm

Bio

Following on from the warmly-received release of ‘Good Person’ and ‘Full Circle’, Sydney-based indie-punk quartet Down For Tomorrow have today returned with their melodious new single ‘Sentimental’ – produced and mixed by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly, The Dead Love).

‘Sentimental’ kicks off with dirty guitars, meticulous bass, and commanding drums, while the hovering lead line paves the way for the vocals from frontman Cody Stebbings to set the song’s emotional tone. Layers of instruments drop out to create tension before the band crescendos into an exuberant chorus, complimented with elegant harmonies and salubrious riffs. The melodious hook along with cathartic transitions showcase the band’s technicality and chemistry, as the lyrics explore topics that surround the title.

Stebbings talks about the process behind ‘Sentimental’:

“I had just finished rehearsal with everyone one day. On the way home I began to question my own songwriting methods and the value behind the lyrical subjects. I felt I was dramatising and overstating everything I wrote about in some strange attempt to overcompensate for a lack of musical diversity. I said to myself what would later become the hook: ‘when am I ever not sentimental?’ I wrote the song that night, and we workshopped it with Stevie; sensibly crafting the dynamic push and pull, going over the melody until it was true to the theme. The song emphasises the satire in trying not to be so sentimental and emotional about the things that matter.”

To celebrate the release of the new track, Down For Tomorrow have announced they will be playing headline shows at The Workers Club in Melbourne and Waywards in Sydney. This continues on from a sold-out run of live performances across NSW with fellow Sydney-siders FANGZ, as well as shows supporting Australian pop-punk goliaths Stand Atlantic and RedHook.

Previous single ‘Good Person’ and accompanying B-side ‘Full Circle’ were extensively supported by the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, along with Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, The Faction, and 4ZZZ. The band have also seen widespread support from online blogs New Noise Magazine (USA), No Echo (USA), HEAVY Mag, AAA Backstage, Backseat Mafia, Australian Music Scene, and Rock Lives Here.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

09 Jun 2021

Triple J
45

IT'S A HIT

IT'S A HIT

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

May the crunchy alt rock gods be with you. Cos they're right behind Down For Tomorrow.

May the crunchy alt rock gods be with you. Cos they're right behind Down For Tomorrow.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

07 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

Despite the title - you just know this song is gonna soundtrack some special memories for people. Particularly live music ones.

Despite the title - you just know this song is gonna soundtrack some special memories for people. Particularly live music ones.