REVIEW | Counterpoint – If Not Now, When?

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Since forming in 2015, Manchester-based scousers Counterpoint have been gradually working their way up the ladder, all building to the recent release of their first EP – If Not Now, When?

The fast and furious opener Leave It All Behind swiftly sets the tone in the space of 2 minutes, but we get to the real meat of the record with Honestlycatchy and action-packed with battering drums and lyrics that snag on quick.

Between You And Me is another hard-hitting banger with beefy vocals from Dominic and the guitars packing a serious punch, and the momentum only escalates from there when the undisputed highlight DownDownDown electrifies with a hell of a charging, heart-stopping chorus. The guys give the briefest of chances for a reprieve before pushing into the solid One Sided Conversations to wrap things up.

Woah nelly, this is a blinder of a record that is a constant blitz of blood-rushing energy which never lets up at any moment.

This is nothing short of staggering, and will easily go down as one of 2018’s most successful debuts that signified the arrival of a no-nonsense rock group that deserve to be taken seriously.

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