“Five Minutes With” indie pop band, Down With Space

Montreal-based Canadian 2-piece indie pop band Down With Space was formed in 2019 by vocalist/guitarist Rob Helsten and drummer Steve Dumas just before the world shut down. Down With Space is the combination of an English speaker, (Helsten) and a French speaker, (Dumas) who have found an understanding through music when language can sometimes elude communication. Working out of Delicate/Automatic recording studio (co-owned by Helsten), it’s only natural that they have adopted a DIY ethos to keeping their process in-house while creating sounds that are equally balanced between synthesis and organic instruments.

Down With Space


Down With Space


Indie rock



# of Albums:

Working on that…

Latest Single:

Know I Know

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

I’m an old-schooler, going to have to go with Hendrix

Favourite musician now:

Not even sure! been tripping a lot on Grimes lately. ALASAKALASKA, Floating Points, Andy Shauf, there’s just too much great stuff out there.

Guilty pleasure song:

Alan Parsons – Eye In The Sky

Live show ritual:

Finding a quiet-ish place for vocal warmups

Favourite local musician:

AGATH CHRIST, Boargod, Carry Me Home

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl.

Road or studio?

Love playing shows!

Any shows or albums coming up? 

You can listen to my latest single on Spotify

Where can we follow you? 

Facebook | Instagram | BandCamp | Spotify


Rapid Fire Montréal Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

That’s tough! so many great restaurants in Montreal but here a couple of favourites: Rose des Sables, Casa Alentjo, Eduardo

Favourite street in your city: 

St. Laurent, there’s just so much to do/see plus all the people.

Favourite park in your city:

Pere-Marquette due to proximity

Favourite music venue in your city:

Depends on the scale of the show, but all around? Sala Rosa

Favourite music store in your city:

Moog Audio, it’s the best place I’ve ever seen anywhere to find weird pedals and electronics



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.