Fusing their own elements of punk and pop music that could rival the likes of Simple Plan, All Time Low and New Found Glory, are Brisbane four-piece, Down & Out. The band have already scored quite the coup when American pop-punk vocalist, Nick Thompson – lead singer of US band, Hit The Lights – agreed to feature on their debut single titled ‘Horizon’ due for release on Friday January 12 2018.
The pop-punk genre has always been home for the boys who originally grew up and met in Brisbane’s Bayside. “We have always been pretty true to our music and our tastes. We were always pop/punk and will always be,” said Mark.
“When the other bands moved from pop/punk to emo, we were doing pop/punk. Then the same bands did a screamo album, we were still doing pop/punk. It’s either admirable… or stupid”. “I tried playing in different bands with different styles, but pop punk was what felt like home,” added Andy.