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Check Out: 'Bathurst'
Guitarist David Pike says when Bathurst formed near the end of 2010, their sound was no coincidence. “At the time, we weren't concerned about what genre was currently ‘cool’ or selling well,” says Pike. “Rather, we all wanted to play music and write songs we would want to hear, that were in the same vein as the punk rock we grew up listening to in the ’90s and early ’00s.” Pike says Bathurst were lucky pop punk’s grand resurgence coincided with their band’s existence, accrediting their success thus far to supportive friends, good contacts and taking a few risks, such as playing shows where they didn’t necessarily fit the bill. “These shows led to us playing with and making some really cool friends in more successful bands,” says Pike. “We've had the pleasure of opening for Such Gold, Living With Lions, Bayside, Fireworks, Transit and Tigers Jaw, just to name a few.”