The Canadian band come to our shores for their first headline tour of Europe in support of their latest album, the fantastic Tragedy Will Find Us. Starting today in Paris, they are scheduled for 13 dates on the continent before hitting the UK for 9 shows and then heading back to tour the US & Canada until just before Christmas. It’s a relentless looking schedule for a band that play a relentless version of modern hardcore that has progressively gained in confidence, scope and intensity over their four album trajectory.
They bring with them the awesome Capsize, who have a much more fuzzy, distorted sound, but who are just as relentless. It almost seems to be a competition between the two vocalists of Counterparts & Capsize at who can be more pissed off, a competition that is currently too close to call… Main support comes from Senses Fail, who have come a long way since being on Drive-Thru Records. Their latest album Pull The Thorns From Your Heart is a baffling mix of heavy hardcore riffs mixed with almost indie-emo-pop intervals, sometimes in the same song.