Loud Music

Downside (Australia)

An added aspect to our concert experiences “down under” during early 2020 did include crossing paths with Australia-based band Downside.

We caught their set when they opened for a multi band show held within their hometown of Newcastle NSW within that city’s rather infamous local venue “The Cambridge”.  

This five piece band – which first formed in 2012 and which currently consists of members Sam Hollins, Matt Gulliver, Brendan Hall, Ryan Pond and Tom Maddocks – have a sound that they self-describe as “Newcastle Blended Hardcore”. 


Downside are pretty atypical of hardcore music – blending well into that genre.  This evening they put on a rather impressive hometown heavy set that most certainly got Cambridge patrons all fuelled up for the venue’s overall evening of aggression.  

Downside has a number of independent releases to it’s credit – and you can check them out on BandCamp : HERE

Post and photos by Bruce Biegler