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Feature Artist: Down For Tomorrow
For Fans Of: Luca Brasi, Dear Seattle, Kisschasey, Slowly Slowly
Hometown: Sydney’s Northern Beaches
One of Sydney’s most exciting young punk bands, Down For Tomorrow have just revealed their triumphant sophomore EP Thanks To You, produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, Between You & Me) and mastered by Dave Petrovic (Tonight Alive, Northlane). They’ll be celebrating the release with a live launch at Newtown’s the Sly Fox on Saturday, 17th August.
Saturday, 17th August
Sly Fox, Newtown
I need to preface this review with a little disclaimer – I’m lucky enough to count the DFT lads as mates and have watched them evolve musically since back when they were proclaiming golf was not a sport and frontman Cody Stebbings was jumping half naked into bathtubs full of ice at house parties. But even if I didn’t know them personally, I wouldn’t be raving about this EP any less and if you give it a listen you’ll understand why.
Thanks To You is the sound of a band that has matured beyond mere endearingly goofball antics to deliver something that is truly meaningful and substantive. This is six tracks of emotionally-charged ear candy, effervescent pop hooks wrapped up in gut wrenching feels and raw punk angst. It’s the kind of EP that will punch you in the heart and then hug the pain away.
The sincerity of Stebbings’ vocal performance makes for a deeply affecting and cathartic listen, with his pain palpable in every note.
Down For Tomorrow’s Thanks To You is a powerful statement of identity from a group of ragtag Northern Beaches punks who fearlessly wear their hearts on their sleeves and their guitars down low. If Music Feeds worked on a star rating system, this would be a 5/5er no question.