(2006 – now)

Meaning Bandname: Long Way Down derived its name from the eponymous book by Nick Hornby.

Bio: Long Way Down is a five-piece melodic emo punk band hailing from the Netherlands. Formed in Groningen in 2006, the band quickly stormed the stage in the Netherlands and abroad. Their DIY tours has brought the band to Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and beyond. Over the years, the band shared the stage with the likes of Rise Against, A Wilhelm Scream, The Flatliners, Strung Out, MxPx and the Ataris. Drawing influences from bands such as Bayside, the Wonder Years and Taking Back Sunday, the band formed their own raw and emotional but melodic sound in the process. With their last record ‘Empty Hearts & Get-Well Cards’ released in 2011, the band joined the ranks of the White Russian Records family. In 2018, the band returned with a record titled ‘Swinging for the Fences’, containing seven honest and gritty songs calling for hope and change.

Description: gritty but heartfelt melodic punk rock

Lineup:
Leon Derksen – vocals (2006-2014) (2015-now)
Hans Van Der Horn – guitar, vocals
Mark Timmers – bass
Jildert Beeksma – guitar (2007-now)
Michiel Schouten – drums (2008-2013, 2016-now)

Frank Korma – guitar (2006-2007)
Erwin Jaeggi – drums (2006-2008, 2013-2016)

Other bands:
Erwin Jaeggi – Cassady
Hans Van Der Horn – Lt. Somerset, Cassady

Discography:
2007 – A Second Home CDr (Dead Goldfish Records, NL)
Recorded @ Hundread Sound Company, Pop Dijkemaweg, Groningen by Lennart Top
2009 – When Reality Kicks In CDEP (Selfreleased, NL)
Recorded @ Groningen 03-05.10.2008
2011 – Empty Hearts & Get Well Cards CD (White Russian Records, NL)
Recorded @ XPZ Sound, Panningen 26.02.2010 – 12.03.2010
2018 – Swinging For The Fences LP (White Russian Records, NL)
Recorded 03 & 04.2017 by Nico van Montfort / Vocals recorded @ Nijmegen 06.2017 / Press: 250 (100 Electric blue vinyl, 150 black)

Various:
2008 – Live Fast Die! The Fourth Coming CD (Kickass Records, BEL)
2012 – Say Cheese CD (North Empire Bookings, NL)
2014 – Online Sampler ’14 CD (Morning Wood Records, NL)

Concerts: (assorted)
2006.12.10 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ CSI, One Bullet Left, The Exposed)

2007.02.02 The Industry, Assen (+ June In December)
2007.03.20 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Much The Same, 50/50, The Excessum)
2007.03.22 The Industry, Assen (+ Much The Same)
2007.03.31 De Lichtboei, Harlingen (+ Rene SG, The Remones)
2007.04.05 Simplon, Groningen (+ New Reality)
2007.04.25 Simplon, Groningen (+ De Baard)
2007.05.05 De Toeter, Groningen (+ Miss November, The Dirty Shambles)
2007.05.24 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Vence, Corvus, Not Shakespeare) (Groninger Popprijs)
2007.06.14 Shadrak, Groningen (+ Exposed)
2007.06.23 De Walrus, Groningen (+ The Morphines)
2007.07.26 Haags Popcentrum, Den Haag (+ Ace, Apex Horizon)
2007.10.11 De Flat, Groningen (+ Latchkey)
2007.11.29 Hanze Hogeschool, Groningen (Acoustic)

2008.01.25 The Stage, Arnhem
2008.02.01 Bar Noir, Blankenberge BEL
2008.02.02 J.O.C. De Nartist, Temse BEL (+ Ginos Eyeball, Mother Careys Chicken, Milk The Fish)
2008.02.03 Frontline, Gent BEL (+ The Octopussys, Second Base, Trashcan Heroes, Hit By A Truck, Insecure)
2008.03.01 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ 1000 Miles Ahead)
2008.03.27 Simplon, Groningen (+ Estate Drama, Octopussys)

(Leon, Hans, Mark, Jildert, Michiel)
2008.05.15 Platformtheater, Groningen (Sjoerd Kurth Tribute)
2008.05.22 Troubadour, Groningen
2008.05.24 Wolweze, Leeuwarden (+ Estate Drama, No Good Around)
2008.05.30 Iduna, Drachten (+ Antillectual, Iron Cage and more)
2008.06.20 Oosterpoort, Groningen (+ Antillectual, Rise Against)
2008.07.08 Mobilat Club, Heilbronn GER (+ Seven Oaks)
2008.07.09 Club 1210, Stuttgart GER (+ Seven Oaks, The Rich And The Beautiful)
2008.07.10 Wild At Heart, Berlin GER (+ The High Hats)
2008.07.11 Radau Am Stau, Schmölln GER (+ The Sonic Beat Explosion, Bankrupt, Kamikaze Queens, Oz One)
2008.07.12 T-Fest, Olen GER (+ Seven Oaks, Exit On The Left and more)
2008.07.13 Huize Driest, Lochristi BEL (+ Seven Oaks)
2008.08.02 The Cave, Amsterdam (+ Question Mark)
2008.09.05 De Vinger, Den Haag (+ Apex Horizon)
2008.09.12 Musicon, Den Haag (+ Apex Horizon)
2008.09.18 Mukkes, Leeuwarden (+ Atlas Losing Grip, Smash The Statues)
2008.10.10 Café Het Barbiertje, Groningen (+ Planet Eyelash)
2008.11.01 O.J.C. De Werf, Sint-Oedenrode (+ Sellfish, The Smelly Cats)
2008.11.21 Pakhuis, Groningen (+ Planet Eyelash)
2008.12.19 Babi Pangang Rock, Veenwoude (+ Jarretank, MC Germ, The Pilots)
2008.12.21 Café De Dokter, Zwolle (+ Smash The Statues, Midnight Menace and more)
2008.12.27 J.H. Elawaat, Elewijt BEL (+ No Good Around, Blink 183, Shortcut, The Rich And The Beautiful)
2008.12.28 Jugendhaus Lustnau, Tübingen GER (+ No Good Around, The Rich And The Beautiful)
2008.12.29 Kap, Tormentosos, Stuttgart GER (+ No Good Around, The Rich And The Beautiful)
2008.12.30 Feuilleton, Stuttgart-Ost GER ((+ No Good Around +1)
2008.12.31 J.K.C. Nirwana, Dronten (+ No Good Around)

2009.01.01 O.J.C. Nirwana, Lierop (+ No Good Around)
2009.01.02 Café Smileys, Brunssum (+ No Good Around, Call Jamie)
2009.01.03 Us Honk, Britswerd (+ No Good Around, Call Jamie, No Worse)
2009.01.10 The Basement, Voorschoten (+ Apex Horizon, NoSense20)
2009.01.29 Simplon, Groningen (+ No Good Around, Exposed)
2009.02.27 De Pit, Terneuzen (+ Lyn)
2009.03.14 Eureka, Zwolle (+ No Good Around, Planet Eyelash, The Sedetives)
2009.03.20 Chirolokalen, Grasheiden (+ The Octopussys)
2009.03.21 J.H. Eppe, Eppegem BEL (+ The Octopussys, Gino’s Eyeball, Intercoming, Kids And Heroes)
2009.03.22 Rockcafé, Leuven BEL (+ The Octopussys)
2009.03.28 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ No Good Around)
2009.04.03 Mukkes, Leeuwarden (+ No Good Around, Call Jamie)
2009.04.06 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ No Good Around, This Is A Standoff)
2009.05.16 Punt 1, Leek (+ No Good Around, Midnight Menace)
2009.05.30 Hundread Sound Accompany, Groningen (+ Float A Fokking Ziggy)
2009.06.01 Café De Zevende Hemel, Heerenveen (+ No Good Around, Midnight Menace)
2009.07.16 J.H. Elewaat, Elewijt BEL (+ The Octopussys, No Good Around)
2009.07.17 J.H. Joow!, Oud Heverlee BEL (+ No Good Around, The Octopussys, Exit On The Left, Another Effort)
2009.07.19 De Rots, Antwerpen BEL (+ No Good Around, Fahrenheit FM)
2009.07.20 Surfclub, Blankenberge BEL (+ No Good Around)
2009.07.21 Zwölfzehn, Stuttgart GER (+ No Good Around, Skyline Trio and more)
2009.07.22 Koma, Hallstatt AUS (+ No Good Around)
2009.07.23 Klub-K, Brandýs And Labem CZE (+ No Good Around)
2009.07.24 Z.K.U., Leipzig GER (+ No Good Around)
2009.07.25 Potse, Berlin GER (+ No Good Around)
2009.07.26 Wohnwelt, Wunstorf GER (+ No Good Around, X Doesn’t Mean Porn)
2009.07.27 Crowbar, Groningen (+ No Good Around)
2009.08.05 Winston, Amsterdam (+ Sweet Empire, The Flatliners)
2009.08.08 Punkrock Soccer, Den Haag
2009.09.04 The Rambler, Eindhoven (+ Drunktank)
2009.09.18 JJ Music House, Zoetermeer (+ Twiggy, Tim Vantol)
2009.10.16 J.S. De Eagle, Baflo (+ Call Jamie, NGA)
2009.11.21 J.C. De Dukdalf, Wieringerwerf (+ Unspark)
2009.11.27 Café Friends Backstage, Enschede (+ more)
2009.11.28 Popfront, Zwolle (+ The Real Danger)
2009.12.03 B58, Braunschweig GER (+ No Good Around)
2009.12.04 Z.K.U., Leipzig GER (+ No Good Around)
2009.12.05 Katy’s Garage, Dresden GER (+ No Good Around)
2009.12.11 Rockcafé Het Koetje, Harderwijk (+ No Good Around)
2009.12.19 J.C. De Avalon, Zuidhorn (+ Cold-Fire)

2010.01.14 De Kar, Groningen (Grunnsonic)
2010.01.16 De Lichtboei, Harlingen (+ Canadian Sunset, Poultry)
2010.02.05 Vera, Groningen (+ Destine, Only Seven Left, Makebelieve)
2010.03.13 Little Devil, Tilburg (+ Dowzer, Dysfunctional Kid)
2010.04.02 Simplon, Groningen (+ This Is A Standoff, Parttime Killer, No Good Around)
2010.05.21 Ons Gebouw, Bolsward (+ Estate Drama, The Last Stand, Sidewalk)
2010.07.15 J.H. Elewaat, Elewijt BEL (+ No Good Around and more)
2010.07.16 La Cayenne, Lillebonne FRA (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.17 Café Theatre Rocas, Place Des Bains FRA (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.18 Zwolfzehn, Stuttgart GER (+ No Good Around and more)
2010.07.19 Pub RnR Heart, Ajdovscina SLO (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.22 Klub-K, Brandýs And Labem CZE (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.23 Wagon Club, Wroclaw POL (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.24 Radio Luxembourg, Warszawa POL (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.25 Bowling Club, Gostynin POL
2010.07.26 Z.K.U., Leipzig GER (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.27 Pakhuis, Groningen (+ No Good Around)
2010.07.31 G.V. Groen Geel, Groningen
2010.10.29 De Zolder, Groningen
2010.11.13 Hoogeveen
2010.11.14 Harlingen
2010.12.05 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Versus You, No Good Around)
2010.12.18 De Groote Weiver, Krommenie (+ Antillectual, Dear Hearts, Break Character)

2011.02.27 Kafee Aloys, Eindhoven (+ Noyalty, A Wilhelm Scream)
2011.03.05 Den Haag
2011.07.15 J.C. De Koutert, Bocholt BEL
2011.07.16 Roch N Ball, Waiblingen GER
2011.07.17 Köln GER
2011.07.18 Kulturcafé, Mainz GER
2011.07.19 Panique Do, Mechelen BEL
2011.07.20 Offshore Fest, Blankenberge BEL
2011.07.21 Subway To Peter, Chemnitz GER
2011.07.22 Rockcafé, Praha CZE
2011.07.23Koma F, Hallstat AUS
2011.07.24 Epplehaus, Tübingen GER
2011.07.25 De Walrus, Groningen (+ Anthony Raphael)
2011.07.30 G.V. Groen Geel, Groningen (+ Noyalty, Greys Desmet and more)
2011.08.17 The Rambler, Eindhoven (+ Strung Out)
2011.09.02 Simplon, Groningen (+ No Good Around)
2011.09.10 De Bunker, Gemert (+ Grey Days)
2011.10.21 Underground, Nijmegen (+ Midnight Menace)
2011.12.10 J.C. De Dukdalf, Wieringerwerf (+ New Pokerface, Sparkey’s Revenge)
2011.12.24 Lichtboei, Harlingen (+ My City Burning, Manu Armata, Embrace Destruction, Sweet Empire)

2012.01.06 Simplon, Groningen
2012.01.28 Mukkes, Leeuwarden (+ Octopussys)
2012.02.24 Het Bolwerk, Sneek (+ Follow Your Home)
2012.02.25 Crowbar, Groningen (+ Octopussys, End Of Bunch)
2012.05.10 Popfront, Zwolle (+ Drunktank, Mute)
2012.06.10 De Lichtboei, Harlingen (+ The Road Home, Sparkey’s Revenge, Maybee, Midnight Menace, Coral Springs) (Acoustic)
2012.07.18 Z.K.U., Leipzig GER
2012.07.19 Egzyl, Brandys Nab Labem CZE
2012.07.20 Open Air Festival, Prestenice CZE
2012.07.21 Rock Pod Hrázi, Lhota Pod Horami CZE
2012.07.22 Rockcafé, Praha CZE
2012.07.23 Barrack Music Club, Ostrava CZE
2012.07.24 Nostalgia Music Pub, Humenne SLO
2012.07.25 Colloseum Club, Kosice SLO
2012.07.26 Jazz Rock Café, Bardejov SLO
2012.07.27 Scabadazá, Budapest HUN
2012.07.28 Veréb Festival, Csorna HUN
2012.07.29 Farkas, Rotenturm AUS
2012.07.30 Backstage, München GER
2012.07.31 Baracke, Münster GER
2012.08.01 Pakhuis, Groningen (+ Hoist The Colours)
2012.10.13 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Crusades)

2013.01.26 Boelies, Winschoten (+ RunningLate, Hoist The Colours)
2013.02.15 Jeugdhuis Lodejo, Lochristi BEL (+ Octopussys)
2013.02.16 O.J.C. Roos, Deurne
2013.03.22 J.V. Blanko, Emmen (+ Hoist The Colours, Captain)
2013.04.20 ALSdag, Oostwold
2013.07.18 Katy’s Garage, Dresden GER
2013.07.19 Proti Proudu Festival, Moravské Budejovice CZE
2013.07.20 Kyjovsky Festival, Krasna Lipna CZE
2013.07.21 Obserwatorium Klub, Wroclaw POL
2013.07.22 Wats Music Klub, Holesov CZE
2013.07.23 Showbarlang, Budapest HUN
2013.07.24 Dianna Borózo, Veszprém HUN
2013.07.25 Hudobný Klub U Ocka, Bratislava SLOW
2013.07.26 Punk For Young Festival, Koprivnice CZE
2013.07.27 Nakonec Fest, Tachov CZE
2013.07.28 Free & Easy Fest, München GER
2013.07.29 Wild Rover, Aachen GER
2013.07.30 Simplon, Groningen (+ Note To Amy)

2014.05.22 Simplon, Groningen (+ Antillectual)
2014.08.08 Proberaum, Osternienburg GER
2014.08.09 Bunch Fest, Brandy’s And Labem CZE
2014.08.10 Music City Club, Praha CZE
2014.08.11 Plan B Hardcore Café, Ostrava CZE
2014.08.12 Cztery Litery, Wroclaw POL
2014.08.13 Club 3ozak, Teplice CZE
2014.08.14 Haus Mainusch, Mainz GER
2014.08.15 Wild Rover, Aachen GER
2014.08.16 Die Arche, Mönchengladbach GER
2014.08.17 Lola, Groningen (+ RunningLate)

2016.06.11 Hundread Sound Accompany, Groningen (+ The Octopussys, For I Am)
2016.08.10 Rockcafé Asgard, Beverwijk
2016.08.11 Wild Rover, Aachen GER
2016.08.12 Pigalle, Eupen BEL
2016.08.13 J.H. ‘t Stoveke, Beigem BEL
2016.08.14 L’Imposture, Lille FRA
2016.10.14 Benzinebar, Groningen (+ R.C. Sullivan, Ravenna)

2017.01.12 Crowbar, Groningen (+ Screw Houston, The 101’s, Ghost Years, Manu Armata)
2017.02.25 Het Bolwerk, Sneek (+ The Ataris, Slimboy)
2017.08.24 Subway To Peter, Chemnitz GER
2017.08.25 Hechtfest, Dresden GER
2017.08.26 Leipzig GER

2018.04.28 Benzinebar, Groningen (+ R.C. Sullivan, Ravenna)
2018.10.04 Conclaaf, Mechelen BEL (+ Octopussys)
2018.10.05 Noels Ballroom, Leipzig GER (+ Dr. Tentorkel, The Lamplighters)
2018.10.06 Rad Room, Iserlohn GER
2018.10.19 Mukkus, Leeuwarden (+ Ravenna, Note To Amy, Growing Older)
2018.11.17 Lola, Groningen (+ Antillectual, Hoist The Colours)

2019.01.16 Cleopatra, Groningen (Grunnsonic)
2019.01.19 Café Allround, Groningen (+ Ravenna, Switch Bones, Screw Houston, Charades)
2019.09.20 Don’t Panic, Essen GER
2019.09.21 Café ‘t Spektakel, Asten
2019.09.22 Wohnwelt, Wünstorf GER
2019.12.07 Benzinebar, Groningen (+R.C Sullivan, Rebel Radio)

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