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~ Not Jamie here, but guess what? I LOVE that crazy guy! One word: talent! I love his acting, but I love his music even more! ♥ ~ #WeAreCounterfeit @Counterfeitrock http://therealcounterfeit.com/ ----------------------------------------

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    Interview: Counterfeit

    For some bands it can take years to “make it” and live life in a band full-time, for others it can happen over night. That is what has happened for London quintet Counterfeit. Formed only last summer, a debut EP in the form of ‘Come Get Some’ arrived at the back end of 2015. Coming in at just under 10 minutes, the EP proves to be a short yet sharp set of adrenaline-fuelled punk rock that carry themselves with plenty of swagger and bite.

    With actor Jamie Campbell Bower fronting the band, it’s clear why Counterfeit have gain plenty of attention. However after a riotous debut London show shortly followed by European dates, it is clear they’re not just another “actor turned musician” project. Counterfeit are the real deal.

    Now as they prepare for their first headline UK tour as well their debut full-length, Already Heard had the chance to speak to Jamie about the tour, new material and their new members.

    AH: It looks like it’s been an exciting few months for you off the back of 'Come Get Some’ EP. How is the overall mood in Counterfeit camp at the moment?
    Jamie: Morale is high. We came off our first headline European tour a few weeks back and it feels good to know that the songs work out on the road. Theres a nervous energy at the moment as we’re itching to get back out on the road. I’m writing. But all is
    well.

    AH: You’ve also gained a couple of members too. How did Sam Bower and Jimmy Craig come on board?
    Jamie: When it came to writing the record I always knew we’d have to have a 3rd guitarist. Now some may say thats gratuitous. I say it ain’t. There’s underlying guitar lines, vocal harmonies, screams and general hoof on the record and I needed that
    onstage.

    Sam is my brother (probably guessed that with the whole having the same name thing) and I always knew he was a killer guitarist, so it was a no brainer when it came to getting someone in to pick up these extra vibes.

    Jimmy has been a friend for a long time, he’s also the brother of one of our managers (keeping the whole family thing going), I’d seen him play a lot when I was younger and knew that he was a phenomenal drummer, so again when it came to picking someone it was easy.

    I also knew that both these boys are A. The coolest motherfuckers and B. Would gel really well on the road with the other two. Jimmy has played a lot and done a lot of touring so he knows the routine which is good for the others. Sam has a similar ear to me so knows exactly what I’m banging on about when I say things like “it needs to be more "garhhhhh” rather than “arghhhh”.“ It works. Well. Really really well.

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