Have You Heard? Counterpoint
Hailing from Manchester, Alt rock quartet Counterpoint was created in 2015 from the embers of vocalist Dominic Lucock and guitarist Martin O’Neil‘s old band Operation: AEON, as they searched for a sound they preferred.
The band have just released their debut EP ‘If Not Now, When?‘, and it’s totally worth a listen. Have a little look at the artwork below.
In the build up to the release, the band revealed new single ‘Leave It All Behind‘ – check out the video here:
We caught up with the band to find out all about the new release, working with Jim Pinder and moshing to Power Rangers!
Broken Arrow: For those who haven’t yet heard of you, can you tell us a bit about Counterpoint?
Counterpoint: Then where have you been guys? We are an Alt rock 4 piece from Manchester with a 2000’s era sound.
Broken Arrow: You’ve been compared to the likes of Papa Roach, Deftones and While She Sleeps – who were your biggest influences growing up?
Counterpoint: Anyone who sounded like wrestling themes, so Saliva, Thrice, Glassjaw…
Broken Arrow: You’ve jut released your debut EP ‘If Not Now, When?’. How do you feel about showcasing the EP to your fans?
It’s a solid body of work that we just poured everything into. We know there’s something in it for everyone; bit of riffs, bit of mosh, bit of singing.
Broken Arrow: What can we expect from the EP?
Counterpoint: Expect to maybe hear something a little different, changing time signatures, heavy riffs, sung choruses…
Broken Arrow: You caught the eye of esteemed Producer Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine), who wanted to work with you on the EP – that must have been pretty surreal, right?
Counterpoint: Absolutely nuts, Treehouse Studios is next level and honestly, we wouldn’t even consider anywhere else.
Broken Arrow: What other surreal moments have you experienced as a band?
Counterpoint: We were playing a show and 5 people came storming in as power rangers, we instantly broke into the power rangers theme song on guitar and moshed. It was amazing!
Broken Arrow: You recently supported Crazy Town – who else is on your bucket list of bands to support in the future?
Counterpoint: WSS, Papa Roach and Billy Talent
Broken Arrow: You’ve just dropped the new track ‘Leave It All Behind’ – what’s the song all about?
Counterpoint: It’s just a way of saying be brave and believe in yourself…
Broken Arrow: Lastly, what can we expect from Counterpoint for 2018?
Counterpoint: Expect to see us up and down the UK as of March! Pushing the life out of this CD – cheers guys!