… on the road to nowhere … 


2023, Jul 21

US Westcoast Tour coming up in August! More Dates coming soon!

2023, Jun 14

New Tape "Live in Herzberg" out! Order here

2023, Apr 9



Photo: ©Davide Maione, poster: szim

4-28 Fri CH – Zug – Klein aber Bämm! /w Lombego Surfers

04-29 Sat CH – Basel – Kaschemme /w Lombego Surfers
04-30 Sun CH – Zürich – 1.Mai-Fest Kasernenareal Zürich
05-01 Mon CH – Chur – Tom’s Beer Box
05-04 Thu AT – Vienna – Coco Bar /w Craggy Collyde
05-05 Fri SLO – Bratislava – Garaze with Craggy Collyde
05-06 Sat HU – Budapest – ZSÍR
05-07 Sun HU – Miskolc – Zugivó
05-09 Tue CZ – Brno – Pub u Dvou Přátel /w Craggy Collyde
05-10 Wed CZ – Prag – Modra Vopicé /w Craggy Collide
05-12 Fri D – Leipzig LXWX – /w Küken and Schneckenkönich
05-13 Thu D – Chemnitz  – Odradek

– – – – –

04-08 Sat BERLIN – Villa Kuriosum w/ nunofyrbeeswax

01-07 Sat Wild at Heart w/ Skull Fuck Maniacs

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!
Watch out!

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

2022, August

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"


Summer 2022


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
Sun 01-05-2022 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

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!

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

35 EUR

Order here!

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! 

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 

Next show!

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


Upcoming shows:

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

next show!

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


Watch out for US and European tour dates in Aug / Sept 2017! 

Coming soon!


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!

Order here!

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


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! 

Voodoo Doughnut Recordings Logo

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

TOP DOWN Silver Ashes Tour Poster 2016

by Phillip Janta

03 / 19  Leipzig  – ZORO

03 / 12  Berlin – Kastanienkeller

2015     LIVE SHOWS

07 / 11  Portland, OR  – The Outerspacement (1st show) – flyer by Anna Haifisch