COUNTERPOINT, the UK Hard-Hitters, have been making waves on the scene with their immense, and not to mention infectious sound that calls to mind everyone from letlive, Papa Roach, Deftones, and While She Sleeps. COUNTERPOINT release their debut EP, If Not Now, When?, on Friday 9th February, and the rising riff masters have just dropped a new video for, Leave It All Behind – https://youtu.be/xXP8ZVegG-8 .
Born from the embers of their old band, Operation: AEON, vocalist Dominic Lucock and guitarist Martin O’Neil created COUNTERPOINT in 2015, wanting to create a sound that meged 00’s alt metal with a modern-day vibe. The duo’s early demo track, Borrow Your Past, Steal Your Future, caught the attention of highly regarded producer Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine), who expressed his interest in working on their debut release. As the project developed, the twosome drafted in old friends, Michael Gaffney and Ed Sutton, to step up on the bass and drums. The newly formed quartet began to spread their wings on the live circuit, amassing a steady base, with a recent support show with US Rockers Crazy Town only helping their growing cause. The alt-rockers then bunkered down into rehearsals, as they keenly prepared for the recording of their debut EP with Jim at Treehouse Studios.
The quartet came out of the studio with a beast of an EP. Loaded with five engaging slabs of ultra-magnetic and beefy alt-rock, the release glows and commands your absolute notice. The imposing craft and anthemic demand of their new single, Leave It All Behind (https://youtu.be/xXP8ZVegG-8 ), is a particular highlight and its set to light up screens and airwaves very soon. You need this band in your life and they are coming for you in 2018!