Driven by sheer adrenaline and testosterone, sounding pure, primal and catchy as hell. Rough but obtainable, like tense muscles under soft skin. Just three dudes with their instruments bringing the best they have to offer. That’s Counter Jib.
Counter Jib saw the light in March 2013. After the release of the first EP Secret Showroom and the debut album Mirk & Marvel, which was realized through crowdfunding, the new EP Touch Of Karma is here. Recorded almost completely live this record brings you an even more pure and raw sound. The band reverts to the primal energy the band was founded on and without comprimise takes this energy and, with bare hands, molds it into three burly songs.
After partaking in the traveling music festival Popronde in the fall of 2015 and two tours in Germany and Belgium of which one with the grunge apes Captain Casanova, this spring the band tours for the second time with the ruthless rockers Life’s Electric. Counter Jib has largely proven their explosive character in the live scene, it’s for that reason maybe that the band got invited to play at the pre- and afterparty of the Foo Fighters in Club Ziggo. With their latest release in 2018 Tyrannical Animal, the band shows this beast is far from tamed.
The comparison with the musical heroes Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age is inevitable, but it’s clear that Counter Jib has the ambition to earn their own place among them. Tyrannical Animal shows that Florian Wolff, Rolof Groothoff and Wouter de Graaf have a lot more in store for the world. The penny will definitely drop when you’re jumping around to their tunes in front of the stage.
“Counter Jib is a band of international class.”
Lords Of Metal
“Mirk & Marvel is refined, energetic and just plain catchy.”
“Appealing, ruthless and tighter than leather pants.”
Live review 3voor12
Counter Jib released their debut album ‘Mirk & Marvel’ in October 2014, receiving numerous positive reviews on both the record and their live show. The band has played smaller and bigger venues throughout the Netherlands, on their own title and as support act for Kamchatka (SWE), The Beards (AUS) and Sir Yes Sir (BE). On November 5, 2015 the band played a before and after show in Club Ziggo during the Foo Fighters in Ziggo Dome Amstedam.
Also, the band was selected in 2015 to join the Popronde, a significant 3-month festival that travels through the country and gives upcoming bands a kickstart.
Florian Wolff – (bass-)guitar & vocals
Wouter de Graaf – guitar
Rolof Groothoff – drums