ALBUM: Against The Current – In Our Bones
May 20th, 2016
YouTube cover artists turned fully fledged pop-rock artists Against The Current are experiencing a runaway train of success since the release of their debut EP, ‘Gravity’. The trio have headed out on a worldwide tour, signed to heavyweight label Fueled By Ramen, and now the three-piece have recorded and released their first full-length record, ‘In Our Bones’. It’s a more developed release demonstrating how the band have grown since their first release despite their young age, which will only fuel the flames of their success.
Kicking off the record is raucous pop-punk number and lead single ‘Running With The Wild Things’, letting the band immediately show off their skills, and frontwoman Chrissy Costanza deliver a top notch vocal performance to stay above the instrumental fray. Performances of this quality are a regular feature across this record, with fellow upbeat numbers ‘One More Weekend’ and ‘Young And Relentless’ as the band come together for some stand out tracks. Building on their previous success, ATC revamp old track ‘Brighter’ for a more cohesive sound and bolder performance, acting as case and point on this band’s growth between records.
Developing their sound further, ATC include some calmer numbers into their repertoire; emotional number of betrayal ‘Chasing Ghosts’ features an impressively dark vocal performance from Costanza that conveys the message behind the track perfectly. The LP’s title-track is made up of a stripped-down instrumental with delicate vocals, delivering a positive message in spite of difficulties.
ATC have created a great debut with ‘In Our Bones’, quickly building on the momentum they’ve created since their sole EP, creating solid pop-punk tracks such as ‘Forget Me Now’ and ‘Blood Like Gasoline’ that show that this Poughkeepsie trio are worthy of the hype surrounding them and sky-rocketing them to success. Should this momentum continue, then Against The Current will be taking the world by storm in the not too distant future.
Written by Jon Barlow (@Narlow1)