Counterfeit (band)

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Counterfeit
Counterfeit playing live at the O2 Academy Islington, London (2015)
Counterfeit playing live at the O2 Academy Islington, London (2015)
Background information
OriginLondon, England, UK
Genres
Years active2015–2020
LabelsXtra Mile Recordings, Republic Records
Associated actsThe Darling Buds
Websitewww.therealcounterfeit.com
Past members

Counterfeit (stylised as COUNTERFEIT.) were an English punk rock band from London, England, formed in 2015, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Jamie Campbell Bower, guitarist Sam Bower, guitarist Tristan Marmont, bassist Roland Johnson and drummer James Craig.[1][2]

The band signed to Xtra Mile Recordings on 28 November 2016.[3] Their debut album Together We Are Stronger was released on 17 March 2017.[4] The band signed to Republic Records in 2019[5] and released the singles "It Gets Better", "The New Insane" and "11:44", which were to have been from their second album.[6]

On 11 November 2020, Jamie Bower announced the dissolution of the band on their Instagram page.[7]


Band members[edit]

Past Members

  • Jamie Campbell Bower – lead vocalist, guitar (2015–2020)
  • Roland Johnson – bass, vocals (2015–2020)
  • Tristan Marmont – guitar, vocals (2015–2020)
  • Sam Bower – guitar, vocals (2015–2020)
  • Jimmy Craig – drums, percussion (2015–2020)


Timeline[edit]

Awards[edit]

AIM Awards
The AIM Independent Music Awards shines a spotlight on the UK's independent music industry, presented annually by Association of Independent Music.[8]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 Counterfeit Best Live Act Won

KERRANG! Awards
The Kerrang! Awards is an annual music awards show in the United Kingdom, founded by the music magazine, Kerrang!.[9]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 Counterfeit Best British Newcomer Nominated

Discography[edit]

Studio album
  • Together We Are Stronger (2017)
Extended plays
  • Come Get Some (2015)
  • Enough (2016)
  • Addiction (2016)

Singles

  • It Gets Better (2019)
  • The New Insane (2020)
  • 11:44 (2020)
  • Getting Over It (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Campbell Bower's Counterfeit Debut Come Get Some – Kerrang!". Kerrang!. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ "LIVE REVIEW: Counterfeit, Straight Lines, Dead!, O2 Academy, Islington, London, 18/12/2015". Bring the Noise UK. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  3. ^ "COUNTERFEIT SIGN TO XTRA MILE RECORDINGS // NEW TRACK 'ADDICTION' PREMIERED – LISTEN NOW // SPRING 2017 TOUR". Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Together We Are Stronger – Album". iTunes.
  5. ^ "Counterfeit. Signs to Lava/Republic Records': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Counterfeit. release new single 'It Gets Better' and announce tour | Gigwise". www.gigwise.com. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  7. ^ "COUNTERFEIT. on Instagram: "Dear Friends I did not imagine myself ever having to write this letter to you all. But here we are. It is with deepest sympathies that I…"". Instagram. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Counterfeit – Best Live Act". Association of Independent Music. AIM Awards. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Kerrang! Awards". Love Music Love Life. Kerrang!. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

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