Canadian hardcore outfit Counterparts are currently touring Australia on their maiden visit to our shores. The band, supporting In Hearts Wake, play shows as part of the ‘Survival’ tour.
Killyourstereo.com exclusively hosts the group’s tour blog written courtesy of frontman Brendan Murphy.
July 14th, 2013
After the longest 24 hours of my life, we finally arrived in Sydney (after flying from Toronto to San Fran to Sydney) and the FIRST thing we do is miss our flight, obviously. They pretty much held everyone on the plane so that these people could walk up and down the aisles spraying bug spray on all of our luggage/clothes/hair. After clearing customs and talking with a customs officer whose cousin is Winston from Parkway Drive, we picked up our luggage, met the driver and got the hell out of the airport.
From there, we went to McDonald’s and were immediately greeted with the ridiculous prices that everything, even fast food, costs in Australia. We’re talking almost double what things cost in America, so we knew that we were off to a pretty rough start due to the fact that we spent every single dollar we had on plane tickets over. BUT, after that we finally did what we came here to do, which was visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. After spending an afternoon with Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Dingos, etc, we pretty much went to sleep almost immediately due to the jet lag.
First two shows were pretty cool, the tour has promise and I’m curious to see how things pan out.
…OH, and Jesse’s guitar got stolen last night (see picture below), so you can add that on to our ever-growing debt. Let’s see how long we last here.
You can read Killyourstereo.com‘s chat with Counterparts here.