Originally formed in Liverpool but now firmly planted in Manchester, Heavy Alt-rock outfit COUNTERPOINT are turning heads and pricking ears with their colossal, and not to mention infectious, sound that calls to mind everyone from letlive, Papa Roach, Deftones, and While She Sleeps. COUNTERPOINT drop their debut EP, If Not Now, When?, On Friday 9th February. The irrepressible riff beasts have also just unveiled a new track, Honestly – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od1jxgBp6Os&feature=youtu.be .
Spawned from the ashes of their old band, Operation: AEON, vocalist Dominic Lucock and guitarist Martin O’Neil formed COUNTERPOINT in 2015, wanting to create a sound that pitched 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 foursome emerged from the studio with an absolute killer EP. Armed with five gloriously fiery cuts of ultra-magnetic and stout alt-rock, the release gleams and orders your attention. The towering guile and anthemic appeal of their forthcoming single, Leave It All Behind, and the dynamic and immersing Honestly, will undoubtedly pull in the listener. The closer, One Sided Conversations, acutely demonstrates the growing maturity and depth of the band. From beginning to end, this is such an accomplished release warranting the need for this EP and band in your life.