There’s something distinctly cool about not putting bands who are essentially carbon copies of one another on tour together. It wasn’t until recently that pop-punk bands brought pop-punk bands and metal bands supported metal bands, and it turned into a weird clique where one couldn’t sit with the other. The point is, when you look at Static Dress, Chamber, Can’t Swim and Counterparts on paper, you question why they’d be on tour together, but when you see them live, hardcore elements overlapping despite their sound being very different from each other, it feels like kismet.
Last month Canadian hardcore outfit Counterparts hit the UK and Europe to tour their latest record 'You're Not You Anymore'. Joined by Polar and Napoleon, we took a trip to Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach to get a piece of the action.