Against The Current Announce UK Tour Support

With Against The Current’s 2022 UK and EU tour coming ever closer, the headliners have announced just who is coming along for the ride.

Aussie Pop-Punks Yours Truly who have just wrapped up a supporting slot with Holding Absence will be one of the bands ripping things up as well as Italian trio Half-lives.

That’s means a little bit of this.

And some of this to come.

Here are the touring dates

2022

March

31st – Chalk, Brighton

April

O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

3d – Fleece, Bristol

5th – King Tuts, Glasgow

7th – Riverside, Newcastle

8th – Stylus, Leeds

9th – Academy 2, Manchester

10th – Electric Ballroom, London

Single Review – Against The Current – ‘Weapon’

Against The Current have shared a brand new single, ‘weapon’.

Chrissy Costanza (Vocals) explains, “‘weapon’ is about the invisible wars we wage within ourselves, where we are simultaneously the protagonist and the antagonist of our own story. I’ve spent so much time being my own worst enemy, as the weapon that destroys relationships I care about. This song is about that battle and the victory I strive for but always seem to fall short of. We wrote it in a time of darkness that existed both in the world around us but also in my own head. This song is a triumph over that darkness.’”

‘weapon’ follows on from last year’s standalone single ‘that won’t save us’ – the first release since their 2018’s ‘Past Lives’ album.

‘Weapon’ carries on from their previous single ‘that won’t save us’ into a heavier pop-rock direction and departure from the past lives record but gives us a massive release of pent up cathartic energy in an emotionally supercharged track which is a fantastic statement on overcoming someone’s own demons.

Rating: 5/5.

Check out the video for ‘weapon’ below.

Against The Current Teasing New Music?

Are Against The Current teasing some new music?

The band have shared a short teaser trailer which features the vocalist Chrissy Costanza lighting a match, staring into the flame and illuminating a phone number. The soundtracks quite interesting but could mean this mean that some new music is on the horizon?

Also, some fans have been sent matchboxes with the same number printed on them through the mail.

Fingers crossed the band have some new music on the horizon!

If it is a new release on the horizon, then it will serve as a follow up to their track ‘That Won’t Save Us’. The track can be viewed below.

Single Review: Against The Current – ‘That Won’t Save Us’

There’s a brand new era coming in for Against The Current now and this is a much different turn than what we’ve seen in their previous 2018 ‘Past Lives’ record. This new cycle of music in this track sees them in a much darker and moody aspect to what we’ve come to know from the band and turn them into more of a guitar driven sound which is exciting in a lot of ways because some of the best tracks Against The Current have delivered in the past from previous material is where the guitar shines to mix with Costanza’s massive voice.

It feels as if the band are going to give off a lot of energy if ‘That Won’t Save Us’ is any indicator to how the future of their sound is going to be and this anger they have which feeds the sound will only bring their performances to a higher level when the live shows return. Lyrically it’s keeping up with the anthemic nature of their body of work has where they blend their personality in a way that nobody but his band can deliver on better.

At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether or not the track will feature on a forthcoming EP or album, or will remain as a stand alone single.

In a statement, frontwoman Chrissy Costanza says:

“We knew we wanted it to have a lot of energy. I had so much anger and frustration built up from my personal life and the business. A lot of confusion and passive-aggressive feelings were starting to boil over. The song points the finger right in your face and says, ‘What you’re doing right now isn’t going to save us. What do you want to do about it? Do you want to keep doing what you’re doing and know this is going to die? Or, are you ready to make a change?

Check out the video for ‘That Won’t Save Us’ below.

Rating: 4/5

Chrissy Costanza Set To Become The Host Of New Livestreaming Show

Chrissy Costanza of Against The Current is one busy woman with a number of talents and now, she’s going to add host of a show to the ever growing list!

Costanza is set to have her own show as part of the first wave of programming from Venn, a brand new network which focusses on Gaming and Pop Culture.

She will be hosting Guest House, where some of gaming’s largest names, rising stars and creators are to be given the opportunity to create their own adventure in the form of a two hour tv show.

It’s set to take place each weekday afternoon after it launches on August 5th 2020.

You can go over to Venn’s Discord to chat about what’s to come and get involved with the community via the following link.

In addition to this, Chrissy wants your suggestions for who she should bring on the show! Go tweet her now!

And of course, this isn’t the first time that Chrissy has been involved with gaming because she with the band performed at the 2017 League Of Legends World Championship after featuring on the official anthem, ‘Legends Never Die’.

Check it out below.

Check Out Against The Current’s Stripped Back Version of ‘Voices’

Remember that amazing track ‘Voices’ that Against The Current released off their latest record ‘Past Lives’?

Well, there’s a new version they’ve created, a stripped back version of the track.

Check it out below.

This follows on from another great release in ‘Almost Forgot’, which sounded like this.

Music Videos 05/10/18

It’s Friday. It’s 4 PM. You know what time it is. It’s time for another music video roundup! I find ten of the best recent music videos and they’re all put into a list for your viewing pleasure. So let’s go.

First up is The Word Alive as they have recently premiered a track which they have created in collaboration for the League Of Legends World Championships. The Glitch Mob and Mako also appear one the track as well.

 

So, you know how Roam’s latest record, ‘Great Heights & Nosedives’ was pretty awesome? They’ve just recently released a brand new video for their tracks, ‘The Rich Life Of A Poor Man’ where they chronicle the past few years.

 

Fresh off two new singles earlier in the year, metalcore icons Atreyu have released an enhanced and insane video for ‘The Time Is Now’.

 

Pressing on with the promotion of their critically-acclaimed third record, ‘Nearer My God’, the St. Louis based indie rock group Foxing have released a video for ‘Heartbeats’.

 

Yorkshire newcomers Captives are new to the scene but they’re so new that, they have got their first single out and about. It’s called ‘Ghost Like You’ and you can check it out below.

 

And now we go to Poland! We’re going for some titans right now as Behemoth are gearing up to release their anticipated new record, ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’, their first LP in over four years. Before anything happens though, the trio have unleashed ‘Bartzabel’ which see things get seriously dark!

But, before then, the heavy-hitting trio have unleashed a NSFW video to accompany ‘Bartzabel’, which sees the band conducting some dark religious ritual which gets a little horrific at times.

You can stream and watch the video for ‘Batrzabel’ below.

 

Up next are Floridian heavyweights, Trivium. They’re keeping things simple and straight-forward with the video for ‘The Wretchedness Inside’, which acts as the midpoint track from last year’s full-length, ‘The Sin And The Sentence’.

 

Time for a statement. Aussie band Hellions have released a new video for a track off their upcoming release, ‘Smile’. Speaking on the video, the band have said: “Our Director, Aimee-Lee X. Curran, her crew and our cast really helped bring those words and the meaning behind the song to life. It was a pleasure to create and we are ecstatic with the result. The little details in our hero, Danica Burch, and our ballroom casts performances were paramount in bringing this all together. Thank you to everyone involved for such a pleasant and professional experience. We hope Hellions fans enjoy the video for ‘Smile’ as much as we all enjoyed making it!”

 

Before the penultimate video, I do have to say I had to put these two touring bands next to each other just because. First up is The Faim who are changing the face of the Alternative Rock scene. These Aussie lads are something special but you do have to experience these tracks live because to see them is just something special in itself.

 

And lastly….. Against The Current recently released a brand new record. Yes, the ‘In Our Bones’ era is well and truly over and now they have just released ‘Past Lives’. Now they have a new video out for their track, ‘Voices’.

And that’s it for another roundup of music videos. Don’t forget to check back next week for another list of ten of the best music videos. Every Friday at 4PM.

 

Against The Current Detail New Record, Past Lives.

Yes! After releasing a few tracks and announcing tours, we finally have details on Against The Current’s upcoming record!

The album’s going to be called ‘Past Lives’ and will be set to be released on September 28th 2018 via Fueled By Ramen.

All the details including the cover artwork, track listing and pre-order options are below.

  1. Strangers Again
  2. The Fuss
  3. I Like The Way
  4. Personal
  5. Voices
  6. Scream
  7. Almost Forgot
  8. P.A.T.T.
  9. Friendly Reminder
  10. Come Alive
  11.  Sweet Surrender

For a reminder of the tracks here they are.

There’s track 4. Personal.

Track 7; Almost Forgot.

And track 1; Strangers Again.

Heres the cover art.

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You can pre-order the record from Amazon, Google Play, Itunes and the band’s official webstore.

The New Against The Current Record Is Mixed!

We’re getting closer and closer to the new Against The Current record.

Drummer Will Derri took Twitter to bring the news to the fans.

The band released two new tracks back in May.

Strangers Again.

 

And Almost Forgot.

Music Video’s 18/05/18

Now I know I missed last week! I’ve been a little overwhelmed as of late but there is a list this week! But enough of me chatting away, here are my picks for recent music videos!

First up is August Burns Red. They’ve dropped a creepy new video for ‘King Of Sorrow’ but it is really amazing!

 

Now, Against The Current have recently announced a new era and with a new era comes new music… and new music videos. Check out the new era in Strangers Again.

 

Ahead of their upcoming visit to the UK next month, German rockers Alazka have released a video to accompany, ‘Everglow’, the latest cut from their debut record, ‘Phoenix’.

 

Next, New York deathcore group Emmure showcase a quite gruesome killing spree in their new video for ‘Ice Man Confessions’. The track was inspired by Richard Kuklinski, who’s most known as the Ice Man Killer whom frontman Frankie Palmeri plays.

 

Ahead of the release of their new record, ‘Reverence’ Aussie Hard-hitters Parkway Drive have dropped a new video for their track ‘Prey’. This is is the third single the band have released prior to their new record.

 

Like Moths To Flames are proving to be one’s to watch at the moment as the band have lifted a new video for ‘Empty The Same, the latest track from ‘Dark Divine’.

 

Moving to Sussex. The trio known as Gloo have revealed a new video off their debut record, ‘A Pathetic Youth’. This is the video for Holiday.

 

Palm Reader are another band to be watching and for good reason. Everyone is loving their dark, dreamlike tracks and now they have a new video which goes alongside that criteria. It’s taken off their third studio record, ‘Braille’ via Silent Cult Records.

 

As Chvrches get ready for the official release of their new record, Love Is Dead, they have now released a video for ‘Miracle’.

 

Lastly on the new video list is Varials. They’re coming off the back of the band’s record and the fantastic track for the last pick of this week is Empire of Dirt. It’s from their record, ‘Pain Again’ which was released via Fearless Records and you just have to watch it. I mean it.