Counterparts vocalist Brendan Murphy joins The Used to perform “A Box Full Of Sharp Objects”

Currently touring in support of their most recent record The Canyon, The Used are back on the touring grind in full force. So too are melodic hardcore veterans Counterparts, and both bands are currently in Europe right now. Surely you see what we’re getting at, right?

The Used and Counterparts played a special show in Italy, where the two bands’ tours converged into one special event. Even better? Counterparts vocalist Brendan Murphy joined The Used to perform “A Box Full Of Sharp Objects”, and you can watch the video live. This just a day after Murphy professed his love for The Used – and let’s be honest here, most of us can probably relate.

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Counterparts debut video for “You’re Not You Anymore”, catch them on their US tour with Architects and Stick To Your Guns

Currently on a huge tour supporting Stick To Your Guns and Architects in the USA, Canadian melodic hardcore band Counterparts have debuted a new music video for the title track from their new record, 2017’s You’re Not You Anymore. You can watch the video below, as well as check the remaining tour dates. Clearly, 2018 is set to be the most successful year yet for the veteran band.

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Counterparts’ Brendan Murphy on upcoming album: “I think we’ve pinpointed the one thing that’s not letting us get to the next level”

Ontario melodic hardcore veterans (seriously!) Counterparts are currently slaying the Vans Warped Tour all summer, and they’re bringing out their new record You’re Not You Anymore, their 5th full-length, out on Pure Noise Records September 22nd. Counterparts is a great example of a band that has stuck to a proven formula, yet also tweaks their sound just enough for some variation between albums. I believe Counterparts to be one of the few bands that fans can count on for a great effort every time out, especially in a genre that’s often lacking significant variance.

I was lucky enough to talk to vocalist Brendan Murphy about the upcoming album, which you can find below. Brendan and I talked for over a half hour about the new Misery Signals documentary Yesterday Was Everything, why the new Counterparts album is the band’s best yet, and their “little brothers” in Knocked Loose (who are drawing some massive crowds).

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