(PRWEB) August 13, 2013
‘We were all live music lovers from a young age, spending all our pocket money on gig tickets,’ say Drop Down Smiling, as they reflect on their shared enthusiasm for live performances, and this speak volumes about the energy of their tracks. The band’s most popular BEAT100 entry, ‘Why Should We Change’, has an anthemic feel with power and pace that transports the listener to the mosh pit with every beat.
The bands’ influences are wide and varied, integrating their love of all music genres; they are proud of their unique sound that allows them to appeal to listeners of varying musical tastes. While the drummer takes his inspiration from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Chad Smith, the whole band is open to anything from Rock to Hip Hop. The mix of real instrumentation with electronic samples and synths makes the listener sit up and take notice. The band has no intention of settling neatly into a particular musical category and would rather focus on creating an atmosphere and performance that speaks to the audience in that moment.
Their most recent release, ‘Sign Here’, has been hugely well received; released on their own label, it features their feisty single, ‘Why Should We Change’, and became a regular feature on BBC Introducing . Their iconic sound and breath-taking video earned them a BEAT100 Ultimate Musician Award, which guitarist, Michael Brown, told us ‘made for a great bit of publicity for the band, big thank you to BEAT100 for their support. It’s also a great source of new music for us to listen to and discover.’
Drop Down Smiling has been through a few evolutions over time and, after a few line up changes and reformations, they became the band they are today, securing some impressive support slots for bands such as We Are The Ocean, Maximo Park and Mallory Knox. Their live performances are branching out to new audiences this year; playing a sold-out, Wizzfest, in Belgium, and many more high profile support slots to come.
While their recorded music is being eagerly seized by fans, Drop Down Smiling emphasise their love of live performance, and strive to put on a lively show every chance they get. ‘The feeling these bands gave to us, the enjoyment we experienced from a young age being part of these concerts is something that we all want to be able to give to others,’ and with so much ahead of them, BEAT100 have a feeling this band will to deliver.
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By Charlotte Campbell