UK deathcore/hardcore outfit Shot Down Stay Down has signed with Standby Records. The label will release the band’s debut LP Dodge This digitally on July 23.
Based out of York, in North Yorkshire, England, the 5-piece, with their raw sound and highly aggressive live performance, have shared stages with the likes of Miss May I, Betrayal, Thick As Blood and many others.
Formed in early April 2011 Shot Down Stay Down quickly established their place in the local music scene. After the untimely end of rising York band Kill The Captain (during which former members Danny Worsnop and Sam Bettley left to pursue careers in the greatly anticipated Asking Alexandria), vocalist Ashley Oldroyd and guitarist Abram Welburn joined up with Oliver Altham (Guitar), Cameron Bland (Bass) and Andrew McMullon (Drums) to form Shot Down Stay Down.
Drawing on past experiences and driven by their thirst to perform, Shot Down Stay Down set about writing their 6-track EP “Tyrants” (a free digital release). Recorded at Innersound Studios with good friends Joe and Sam Graves from York band With One Last Breath, they were able to create a sound that truly reflects their passion.
The following two years saw them perform extensively around the United Kingdom. The relentless effect of hard work and determination is paying off and an insatiable enthusiasm that encourages people to get involved has only propelled the band forward. The positive responses from a tour in August 2012 and a packed show in Sheffield with Miss May I have given Shot Down Stay Down the momentum to expand and gain many friends along the way.
Shot Down Stay Down returned to work with Sam and Joe Graves in late 2012 to produce the first full length release: Dodge This, a sarcastic, groove-ridden experience with enough bounce to send King Kong into space.
With the signing to Standby Records and debut full length release Dodge This on the horizon, Shot Down Stay Down will continue to work tirelessly to spread their message to an ever expanding family.