Counties are a 5 piece pop-punk band from Essex, taking inspiration from A Day To Remember, Every Time I Die and The Wonder Years, Counties released their first EP: "Failure Is Not An Option" in 2015.
In late 2017, discussions began to start working on new material, revisiting old ideas and riffs to write 6 new songs. Unfortunately, tragedy struck in early 2018 as original drummer Tom Heward sadly took his own life halfway through the recording of a new EP. Taking stock, the band decided to carry on in his memory, making sure as many people as possible would hear the music he lived to create. Playing a vast number of local shows in Essex, the band has been described as 'dynamic', 'exciting', 'energetic' and 'powerful'. The new EP: 'If Forever Is What It Takes' is now available to listen to on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, to name a few! With a memorial show planned at Chinnery's, Southend on 28th July 2018 to raise money for Mental Health Charity Calm; Counties are a band to watch!