22 Dec
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Merry Christmas from DDS – Also Free Download!

Its the time of year again! We hope you’re having a stress free Christmas, winding down here at the DDS camp ready for 2014!

So we got asked to do a Christmas cover for BBC introducing, and we didn’t want to go with something too cheesy or seasonal (scrooges as we are) so we decided to record a version of a much loved christmas No.1. ‘Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah’

Covered by many different artists in the past and a regular feature in the charts in past Christmas’

We went for a very different take/style than our original music so we hope you enjoy it, bit more minimalist than our usual stuff.

What better Christmas present could you ask for than to download it completely FREE!


Download Link : Click Here




2 Dec
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Supporting The Blackout

We are seriously stoked to announce that we will be providing support to the mighty “The Blackout” and “Lost Alone” Saturday  January 25th at The Kasbah, Coventry.

The Blackout have become one of the biggest rock bands in the UK, from supporting the likes of My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park to co-headlining the Kerrang! Tour. Off the back of releasing their fourth album ‘Start The Party’ this year, they played main stage at Reading and Leeds festival!

Tickets are only £5 and include club night entry AVAILABLE —HERE—

or direct link below:


This is a special show for us and one of the biggest shows we will been honoured to be a part of. We would love you to be a part of it with us too.


5 Nov
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MTV Unsigned

We have been shortlisted in this years MTV Brand New 2014 Unsigned, We all know how it goes, but you can vote for us by clicking here! Spread DDS to more people…people 🙂


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20 Sep
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Back From Europe

So after a successful mini European tour we’re back!

We hit up venues in france and belgium, awesome to see some familiar face from our last show in belgium back in march!
Thanks to all the fans and promoters for making us feel so welcome and glad everyone enjoyed it!

We tried some new things here and there, new vocal changes to some of the song and went down really well with the new audiences, We will be back soon!


9 Sep
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Europe bound!

This week sees Drop Down Smiling return to foreign soil! We are very excited to announce the following dates!


Thursday 12th September- Le Stairway, Lille, France

Friday 13th September- Gasolina Waregem, Belgium

Saturday 14th September- Kadans, Aalter, Belgium (Private show)


So if you happen to be on the continent later this week you know where to find us!



18 Aug
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DDS Supporting Blitz Kids


We are thrilled to announce that we will be supporting “Blitz Kids” on Friday 30th August at The Vault, Rugby, UK

Fresh from their Download Festival 2013 performance and ahead of their upcoming UK tour with “The Blackout”, Blitz Kids will be tearing through Rugby and joined on the bill by yours truely!

‘Blitz Kids’ recently provided main support for “Lower than Atalantis” on their Europeran tour and have recently signed to Red Bull records, with a Kerrang Award nomination in the bag for “Best Newcomer” this is surely a show not to miss.

Tickets are on sale now and available at just £6!!





2 Aug
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DDS with We Are The Ocean


Saturday 3rd August DDS will be supporting “We Are The Ocean”!- We are all big fans of the band and so to share the stage with them for a second time in 2013 is a real pleasure, we hope you can come and join us on what is set to be a very special night.

Venue :The Vault, 61 Church Street, Rugby, CV21 3PT
Times: Doors open 6pm. Stage time: 6:30pm
Price: £12.50

Tickets are available via our “Merch” section, Click Here

See you at the front!


1 Jul
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DDS at Godiva Festival!

Drop Down Smiling are happy to announce we will be performing as part of our home town “Godiva Festival” which takes place in the War memorial park, Coventry! The festival will take place over 5th-7th July and features the likes of “Maximo Park”, “The View”, “Mallory Knox”, and “Reverend and the makers”

DDS play Saturday 6th,  8:40pm co-headlining on the “Bar Stage”!

Did we mention this is a completely free festival!?!?


13 May
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Drop Down Smiling Supporting We Are The Ocean…. AGAIN!

Ridiculously excited to announce we will once again be supporting the seriously good “We are the ocean” fresh from their European tour with Don Broco and appearances in the UK at Radio 1’s big weekend as well as Download festival!

3rd August… The Vault…Rubgy UK!

If you came to the last show we played with these guys you know its going to be off its tits!

We would love to share this night with you all.

Click the image below for tickets!!!  And get a free download of our new EP ‘Sign Here’ !!!

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22 Apr
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DDS to support Rat Attack!

Drop Down Smiling will be supporting the awesome Rat Attack on the first night of their UK headline tour at The Vault Rugby UK!

We’re all super excited about this show so we’re offering our new E.P Sign Here, completely free with any purchase of a ticket for this show.

Midlands UK people! Get on it!

Click the image below for tickets and the EP! 

Rat Attack with DDS Rugby UK