Officer Down started in mid 2005, Four people, all Ex-members from well worn bands, met up to have a jam. A complete mismatch of musical interest, but a bond that would last. Gammon and Alistair were still in the ominous metal band Rotting Tramp, and Will and Loz had been out of action for a while. So it wasn’t an amazing jam, but we stuck at it. Near 2006 trying to keep Rotting Tramp in the air had become tiresome for the members so a mutual “shake of the hands and pat on the back” meant that Gammon and Alistair were now completely focused on Officer Down. We then practiced for nearly a year without playing a single gig! Concentrating fully on putting together a set, to brake out of the silent scene into the local circuits. We played a bunch of gigs at local pubs to close friends and fly’s on the wall, Aswell as playing the odd gig further a field. In late 2006 we cut our first cd “Led By Lies Christians and Money”, recorded in Alistair’s attic by Shay (The Cunts/Owner of E.H.C Records) on his 16 track recorder. Now with a CD we played a bunch of gigs up and down the UK. March 2007 saw the end of the original bass player Loz. So we asked the guitarist from The Cunts Shay to step in on Bass duties.
With the new line-up we are now in full throttle and have since done a mini tour of Ireland, a bunch of gigs around the UK and took a trip to The Waiting Room Studio and recorded 3 tracks with Jim Turner which is currently! The track 'Time To Break Your Fall' from that cd has been played a couple of times on 'The Punk Show' (formally THE LOCK UP) on Radio 1. Blood For Oil will also feature on and upcoming compiltion on Plant A Tree Records!
With this CD behind us we have played ZVERA Festival in LATVIA aswell as numberous gigs for the rest of 2007.
We went back into the studio again in October 07 and recorded 5 tracks again with Jim Turner which will be released as a split cd with loads of shithot bands on US label...TENT CITY RECORDS in March/April 08.
Starting 2008 we have already compleated our first full UK Tour with The Extinguishers and also have loads of gigs booked for the rest of 2008 including this years City Invasion & Zvera Festival in Latvia..
More To Come
Watch this space!!!!
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