2022, Nov 5
Glad to announce that on and off drummer since 2016 Jay Gard finally joined TOP DOWN for real! - Welcome to the ride!
We‘re stoked and looking forward to the next shows!
Photo: ©Jörg Metzner
2022, Oct 5
New live video! TOP DOWN playing "It's O.K." with Toody during DEAD MOON NIGHT Berlin, July 6, 2022 at Lido Berlin
New music video for "Til You Came Along"
2022, August 21
New live videos from our US-Tour at Stardust Station in Nevada City, CA (with Jay Gard on drums), "Restless" and "Broken Hearts" off of our latest album "Backyard Thunder"
+++ US-WESTCOAST TOUR +++
08/11 Bellingham - The Blue Room /w Lipstitch & Glassboys
08/12 Seattle - Victory Lounge / w Glassboys, Nudity & Quid Quo
08/13 Portland - Mississippi Studios /w Jenny Don't and the Spurs, Glassboys
08/14 Astoria - Labor Temple /w Pinkzilla
08/17 Sacramento - The Golden Bear /w Baddest Beams & Parkstreet Riot
08/18 San Francisco - The Knockout /w Parkstreet Riot & Sabertoothrockers
08/19 Sparks - Elbow Room /w @ The Juvinals & Eddie and the Subtitles
08/20 Nevada City - Stardust Station /w Parkstreet Riot & Fire in the Sky Band
Sat 02-07-2022 Ratzdorf - Kajüte Ratzdorf, w/ The Hans
Wed 06-07-2022 Berlin – LIDO – DEAD MOON NIGHT w/ Toody Cole
Thu 26-05-2022 Budapest – Golyà /w Darage & Korgoth
Fri 27-05-2022 Wien - Coco Bar w/ Zombie No
2022, April 4 / UPDATE! April 27: more shows!
Tour with KRÄLFE coming up soon! We're excited!
Thu 28-04-2022 Bremen – Eisen
Fri 29-04-2022 Hamburg – Goldener Salon (Hafenklang)
Sat 30-04-2022 Stemwede – Krustenhof Stemwede
Kassel – Goldgrube NEU: Osnabrück – secret show!
Tue 03-05-2022 Dresden – Chemiefabrik
Wed 04-05-2022 Chemnitz – Subbotnik
Thu 05-05-2022 Leipzig – FPlatz
Fri 06-05-2022 Herzberg – private event
Sun 08-05-2022 Berlin – tba
2022, Mar 7
New live video (2 parts à 30 min) from our Record Release show at Wild at Heart, Feb 24, 2022. Check it, it's pretty wild ; )
2022, Feb 17
New album BACKYARD THUNDER out NOW!
Order here: szim.bigcartel.com
2022, Jan 01
Record Release Show in Berlin! FEB 24, 2022!
The new album can be bought at the show or ordered here from Feb 11 on!
2021, Dec 16
NEW live video – "Before I Met You" – with Lucas on drums:
2021, Dec 16
Next Shows in Berlin! YEEEEHAW!
2021, Sep 27
Welcome on the drum set, Lucas!
New line-up 2021!
Photo by Andreea Dican Photography
2021, Aug 1st
Coming soon on vinyl!
New album: BACKYARD THUNDER
Cover artwork by Janta Island
Insert artwork by Gabriela Jolowicz
2020, Oct 18th
Now selling DEAD MOON merch (for European customers): Shirt, tote bag, patch, sticker, button, here or in our Shop section
In collaboration with Dead Moon Music.
Licensed by Toody Cole.
2020, Aug 14th
Now available in our shop:
DEAD MOON – Off the Grid
Edited by szim, published by Ventil Verlag, Mainz
320 pages, full color, lots of photos, posters, ephemera, full gig list, discography and interviews with Fred & Toody Cole and Andrew Loomis.
2020, April 14th
Glad to support this wonderful compilation of Portland musicians to help raise money for people of the community! Please donate!
More infos here:
"The theme of "For Home" is solidarity — solidarity with fellow musicians and solidarity with the folks who are impacted the most during the current crisis.
The album will be released as a name-your-price digital album on Bandcamp on Tuesday, April 28th. All proceeds will go to the Portland Coronavirus Mutual Aid Fund (https://opencollective.com/portland-corona-virus-mutual-aid…).
Created by Symbiosis PDX, this mutual aid fund allows people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis to make direct requests for emergency funds. Symbiosis PDX is also coordinating with the larger Portland COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network.
2020, March 22nd
Spring Tour with nunofyrbeeswax will be postponed to October! Stay tuned!
Til then, here's a new song and a new video:
Stay safe & healthy! See you in fall!
2020, March 9th
European Tour in the works … stay tuned!
- Apr 16 – DE – Halle – Hühnermanhattan – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 17 – DE – Aschaffenburg – Hannabambel – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 18 – DE – München – Kafe Kult – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 19 – AT – Salzburg – tba – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 20 – AT – Linz – Kapu – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 21 – SK – Bratislava – Garáže – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 22 – HU – Budapest – Aurorá – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 23 – HU – Pécs – Szabadkikötö – with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 24 – CRO – Zagreb - Kulturni Centar Mečnicka– with nunofyrbeeswax
- Apr 25 – IT – Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella – Red Zone Bar
- Apr 26 – CH – Zürich – tba – with Ape Rites
2019, Dec 18th
Okay folks, here we go! It's done - our new 16 mm music video "SEESAW" is up and running. Hope you'll get a buzz out of this!
Here's to great holidays and some sweet memories of a thing called summer! Cheers!
Filmed & edited by Laurence Favre! – Thank you!
2019, Dec 6th
Show and tour calendar now available!
Click on the link in the right box (SHOWS & TOUR DATES) and follow us to keep track where and when we play! Hope to see you down the road!
2019, NOV 15th
Vinyl arrived! Shipping now!
2019, NOV 6th
New release on our label No Chance Berlin. Coming out early December!
A lost and forgotten Fred Cole song that returned from oblivion and hasn’t seen the daylight yet! (on Side A) Original recording from 2013 with Fred playing guitar and Toody playing bass. Vocals by Toody in 2019. Written by Fred in 1970/71. 1st pressing Nov 2019.
Photos on cover and back cover: Courtesy of Toody Cole
2019, NOV 4th
Currently working on a European spring Tour from April 15th until May 1st 2020. Message us if you want us to play or book a show for us! We'd love to play!
2019, NOV 1st
New 7" on No Chance Berlin coming soon! Stay tuned!
2019, SEP 14th
HARD FEELINGS tour poster now available in our SHOP!
2019, SEP 4th
HARD FEELINGS vinyl release & tour poster is ready! Killer! Great job again by our fav gig poster artist Phillip Janta / Janta-Island – thanks a ton! Available as screenprint veeeery soon!
2019, AUG 26th
New shirts and bags arrived! Silver print. Organic materials. Manufactured by Nüx.
2019, JULY 5th
New LP Hard Feelings. Out now!
Comes with lyric sheet, download code & free riso poster (first 30!). Different vinyl colors! Order here!
2019, JUNE 25th
Upcoming shows! Save the date! More soon!
Jul 15 - Berlin – Loophole
Aug 24 – Leipzig – private event
Aug 25 – Berlin – Tape release show at SM
Sep 20 – Stemwede w/ The Lombego Surfers
Sep 21 – Berlin – TRIxxxTR, w/ The Lombego Surfers and nunofyrbeeswax
Sep 24 – Weimar – C.Keller
Oct 11 – Munich – Kafe Kult
Oct 12 – Basel – RENÉE bar
Oct 18 – Budapest (HU) – tba
Oct 20 – Bang Bang Radio Show (HU)
Photo by Andreea Dican Photography
2019, MAY 25th
2019, FEB 20th
Welcome to our new drummer Rayk!
2019, FEB 20th
Next show: Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019 with COLD LEATHER at Rxxxhaus!
2018, DEC 10th
New release coming up in spring/summer 2019 (cover pic by Dave Grolsch – thanks a ton!)
2018, NOV 28th
More videos from DEAD MOON NIGHT in the media section
2018, OCT 20th
2018, SEP 27th
2018, AUG 19th
Thu, Sept 13th Berlin – K19
Fri, Sept 14th Hamburg – Hafenklang
Sat, Sept 15th Bremen – Karo (w/ International Removals)
2018, AUG 1st
THEY SAID – New song, new video (16 mm) by Christin Berg
GIMME YOU LUV – Old song, new video (by Chuck Struggler)
2018, JUN 16th
2018, JUN 5th
Film shoot in the woods for a new song called "They Said" on 16 mm. Coming soon.
Pic by Elena Zieser
2018, JUN 8th
2018, MAY 13th
next show: http://xbsundaymatinee.tumblr.com
Be there or be square!
2018, MARCH 10th
New TOP DOWN release: LET'S DO IT!
Note: shipping for this item is only 1 EUR worldwide, not 5 as listed
2017, OCT 5th
TOP DOWN performing at DEAD MOON NIGHT / more pix here
Video by Jacob Smith
Photo by Michele Motta
2017, AUG 31st
NEW DRUMMER revealed – introducing Cristian Prigoană from Transylvania, RO
TOP DOWN's US summer tour dates
Aug 11 – Portland, OR @ Kenton Club /w Breaker Breaker, The Night
Aug 12 – Arcata, CA @ The Alibi w/ La Cerca
Aug 13 – Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull w/ Smokers and Whatever Glades
Aug 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial w/ The Baddest Beans, The Ex-Rippers, Would Be Train Robbers
Aug 15 – Grass Valley, CA @ The Unchurch w/ Night Shapes, Jo Passed, Sirena Victima, video wiz J King DJ Goo
Aug 17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
Aug 19 – Reno, NV @ tba w/ Slow Wow
Aug 25 – Portland, OR @ Voodoo Doughnut Too. Voodoo Doughnut Recordings label showcase
/w John "Elvis" Schroder, Big Duck, Devin Millar, Larry Wilder a.o.
Aug 27 – Seattle, WA @ The Vermillion w/ Soft Boys and The Carols
Tour poster by Anna Haifisch
2017, JULY 9th
ON ROUGH ROADs again!
Watch out for US and European tour dates in Aug / Sept 2017!
2017, MAY 16th
SILVER ASHES – 1st TOP DOWN video from our European Tour w/ Fred & Toody.
Check it out here!
2017, MARCH 17th
Official Record Release Day for ROUGH ROADS!
2017, MARCH 6th
New live shots & videos up! Thanks to all photographers!
© Harold Zijp
2017, FEB 1st
TOP DOWN "Rough Roads" – debut album available on CD and LP! Out March 17th!
2017, JAN 24
Official Tour Poster by poster artist Phillip Janta
White ink on black paper – limited edition screenprint available soon!
2017, JAN 11
Brand-new TOP DOWN merch – buttons, sticker, patches … now in the shop …
NEW 7" – to be released in FEB 2017
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017 with FRED & TOODY
07.02. DE Munich – Backstage
09.02. DE Cologne – Sonic Ballroom
10.02. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
12.02. B Antwerp – Het Bos
13.02. NL Groningen – VERA
14.02. NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
15.02. DE Bielefeld – Forum
17.02. DK Århus – Tape
18.02. DK Copenhagen – Loppen
19.02. N Oslo – Pokalen
20.02. N Skien – Lundetagen
21.02. SE Stockholm – Debaser Strand
22.02. FIN Turku – TVO
23.02. FIN Tampere – Klubi
24.02. FIN Helsinki – Kuudes Linja
26.02. SE Gothenborg – Pustervik
28.02. DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
01.03. DE Berlin – Privatclub
2016, OCT 7
TOP DOWN and VOODOO DOUGHNUT RECORDINGS are proud to announce their collaboration on TOP DOWN's upcoming full-length album in spring 2017! Stoked!
2016, SEP 13
TOP DOWN on tour in Europe with Fred & Toody in Feb & March 2017!
2016 LIVE SHOWS
09 / 18 Portland, OR – High Water Mark
09 / 16 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge
09 / 11 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
09 / 07 Portland, OR – Live at KBOO (Portland Community Radio)
22pm LIFE DURING WAR TIME
07 / 16 Olympia, WA – Eagle's Lodge
07 / 03 Bellingham, WA – Swillery Whiskey Bar
07 / 02 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
06 / 30 Olympia, WA – The Voyeur
06 / 29 Astoria, OR – Armory Skate Park
06 / 28 Eugene, OR – Old Nick‘s
03 / 19 Leipzig – ZORO
03 / 12 Berlin – Kastanienkeller