… on the road to nowhere … 


Lofi–power–rock–trio rooted in Portland, OR.

TOP DOWN initially started out in May 2015 in Portland, Oregon as an international trio with band members from the US, New Zealand & Germany featuring szim (git/voc, GER), Chuck Struggler (bass/voc, US) and Fiona Campbell (dr, NZ) – a musical globetrotter who's been playing with Chain & The Gang, Vivian Girls, Coasting, The Coolies ...

Shortly after the band formed Fred Cole (Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, The Rats etc.) home-recorded and produced the band's first musical outcome that eventually turned into a 7" released by Voodoo Doughnut Recordings in May 2016. The complete 2015 recording session (6 songs) is available on tape on Chuck's label NO CHANCE.

In March 2016 Berlin-based artist Jay Gard joined the band for a couple of live shows in Berlin & Leipzig and the band's first tour in the Pacific Northwest in summer 2016.


Throughout February 2017 TOP DOWN was honored to be the support act for Fred & Toody Cole of Dead Moon. Our first European Tour took us to Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. (photo: © Stefan Müller)

ON March 17th, 2017 Voodoo Doughnut Recordings released TOP DOWN's debut album ROUGH ROADS.