Nowhere but Down

Nowhere but Down (Hardcore/Grunge/Punk) - Missouri

"So Down" Single Review
The track begins with dark, brooding riffs before amping up into a more distorted sound. The Motorhead mixed with Mudhoney sound goes all in as the first verse is blitering high octane action. The instrumentation is top notch as it creates that wall of sound that will get the pits moving. There's a guitar solo shortly after the two minute mark that ramps things up even higher closer to the three minute mark. The breakdown and chaos towards the end of the track is brilliant and relentless.

Nowhere but Down evolve their signature sound even more with their newest single.

"Wasted" Single Review
The track begins with high octane riffage that sets the Mudhoney like tone early and often. The high energy mixes with the Grunge vocals perfectly as the track accelerates like a runaway freight train with its emotion. There's a touch of Nirvana here and there as the chorus is easy to sing along to and just jam out to. The guitar solo at the halfway point is a nice touch and keeps things steady throughout. The ending of the track unleashes more of the Grunge fury and wraps things out on a heavy note.

Nowhere but Down keep going up and up with their highly explosive new single.

-Interview- (10/31/22)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Nowhere but Down" and is there any meaning behind it?

Jaysin has been playing for 30 years. "The first time I heard the Violent Femmes I knew I wanted to be a musician. After that, bands like Helmet, Nirvana, Therapy?, Ministry, the Melvins, and Quicksand influenced me." Myk has been playing for 28 years. "Music is something I've always been passionate about. Bands like Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Tool and Ministry have influenced me, but also Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles played a significant part in my influence." Dustyns senior year in high school he took vocal lessons and then he got a peak at the band room. "From there on I couldn't get enough. Developing techniques and style has been a long road." I guess you'd have to say that the spectrum is all over the place for all of us.

Jaysin came up with NOWHERE but DOWN. I always hear people say, " you can only go up from here!" And I thought to myself "that's wrong, you can also go down. We find that life is a series of struggles,therefore there is , NOWHERE but DOWN.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

A feeling of nostalgia. We are hoping to tap into that lost feeling from 90's grunge yet, bring something that the new generation can relate to.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

A hard-core/grunge sound that brings out the angst in any listener.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Helmet, Tool, and Psychostick.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

It set us back playing live but we kept jamming and developing our sound.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Hardcore/Grunge?

It's due for a comeback.

7. What's the current music scene like there in Missouri?

The music scene in St. Louis,mo is really starting to thrive again. There is a huge variety of genres as well.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Have yet to get any lol.

9. What’s next for Nowhere but Down?

We plan on playing shows, making music and thriving with our steadily growing fan base.