Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Basement, Luca Brasi, Kisschasy


band members

Cody - Vocals and Guitar. Sam - Bass and Backing Vocals. Tom - Lead Guitar. Henry - Drums.


Influences

Kisschasy, Luca Brasi, Basement


Website

Bio

Following on from their critically praised single ‘Trouble Prone’, Sydney-based indie-punk quartet Down For Tomorrow has just returned with their new single ‘Survive’, the final track from their staggered EP ‘Whatever Happens’ – produced and mixed by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love).

Opening with the melancholic vocals of lead singer Cody Stebbings, ‘Survive’ swells with deft dynamics and angst-driven guitars. The uplifting first chorus paves the way for a sweat-soaked singalong before thudding drums and propelling bass combine fiercely, as the band delivers a persistent message about staying hopeful in a time of bleakness.

Stebbings talks about the meaning behind ‘Survive’:

“I wrote the song within the first month of the lockdown restrictions being introduced in New South Wales, and at that time, I had momentarily lost my job. All my classes had moved online, and I was just trying desperately to fill in all this free time I had with things that made me feel like I had done something productive - books, songwriting, journaling, exercising. Routine was simultaneous, my best friend and worst enemy. Besides, we never really know when this will end, or if this is the new normal. So, this song is about the anxieties of uncertainty, and having to remind yourself constantly that if all you did was make it through today alive, that’s enough.”

Previous single ‘Trouble Prone’ was widely embraced by the likes of triple j, triple j Unearthed, The Rock (NZ), SYN FM, 4ZZZ, Apple Music, and Spotify, where they were the cover artist for playlist Local Noise. The track also received praise from online blogs Pilerats, NME, Music Feeds, Little Indie Blogs (UK), Forte Magazine, and The Soundcheck, as well as the video clip being added to rotation on ABC’s Rage and MTV Upload.

Down For Tomorrow have consistently traversed the East-Coast of Australia, having shared stages with The Maine (USA), The Dangerous Summer (USA), As It Is (USA), British India and Bootleg Rascal. They also made an appearance at Brisbane’s Mountain Goat Valley Crawl in February.

In the coming weeks, Down For Tomorrow will reveal an accompanying video clip for ‘Survive’.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

03 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

any 2020 upload that has "welcome to the shit show" as an opening line is an immediate winner in my eyes/ears.

any 2020 upload that has "welcome to the shit show" as an opening line is an immediate winner in my eyes/ears.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

21 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

not just surving but DFT are thriving

not just surving but DFT are thriving

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

i said the last one was you guys at your best then you go and do this. another searing, head banging winner! the pull back then acceleration is a tactic that has worked a treat here.

i said the last one was you guys at your best then you go and do this. another searing, head banging winner! the pull back then acceleration is a tactic that has worked a treat here.