Portsmouth born High Down arrived on the music scene last year, and are quickly amassing new fans and gathering firm momentum with their highly contagious brand of hard-hitting pop punk. Reminiscent of blink-182, State Champs and New Found Glory, High Down deliver knock-out hooks, jack hammer riffs and anthemic choruses that pound your senses into submission. The band unveil their explosive new EP, Moving On, on Friday 1st September, through all platforms.
Comprised of Luke Smithson (Vocals), Darrell Ellis (Guitar/Vocals), Joe Soar (Guitar), Tim Hoolahan (Bass), and James Grinter (Drums), High Down were brought together by a mutual adoration for iconic pop punk, pizza and cold beer. The quintet despatch a cut-throat and captivating edge to the pop-punk genre and have wasted no time in etching their mark. The band exploded onto the scene with their debut single, Family & Fiends, recorded with the legendary producer Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six/Deaf Havana). They backed the single with festival appearances at Seasick Fest, Butserfest, Teddy Rocks Festival and Fat Lip Fest, as well as shows with the likes of WSTR, ROAM, and Like Pacific.
Now the tuneful South-coast crew reveal their new EP, Moving On. This release is guaranteed to launch the band to a national level, featuring five killer cuts which bond together modern pop punk with the five-some’s admiration for metalcore and pop rock. Their forthcoming single, Life Lessons, is indicative of the band; it’s a perfect slice of punk pop, laden with a throbbing rhythmic drive and a hooky chorus that is destined for the airwaves. With UK and EU tour dates in the works to support the EP, catch High Down before their infectious sound spreads out of control.