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
# of Albums:
Working on that…
Know I Know
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?
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?
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