“Five Minutes With” Calgary Punk Rock Band Downway

Our Five Minutes With feature this week is Downway, a punk rock band that was formed in 1994. They toured extensively, released 4 full length records and 4 videos on Much Music before disbanding in 2003. They reformed in 2017 and have since toured Canada, Japan and released their 5th full Length record “Last Chance for More Regrets” on Thousand Island Records(Montreal).

They played POUZZAFEST in Montreal in May 2019 and recently opened for SUM 41 in November 2019. Than band is touring Canada in the Spring of 2020 and will embark on a European Tour in August 2020.


Name: Downway

Genre: Punk

Founded: 1994

# of Albums: 5

Latest Release: 2019 “ Last Chance for More Regrets”

Latest Single: Wild Ones

Favourite Local Restaurant:

Black Swan

Favourite band as a teenager:


Favourite band now:

Led Zeppelin

Guilty Pleasure Song:

You need to Calm Down- Taylor Swift

Live Show Ritual:

Stretch and Scream a few times

Favourite local artist:


Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Fish Creek all the way

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you?

Facebook and IG @downwayofficial

Any shows or albums coming up?

We have shows booked in Western Canada early in 2020 and then Europe in Aug 2020

Follow Downway for upcoming tours and albums.