Friday, December 1st, saw Against The Current bring the European leg of their ‘Nightmares and Daydreams’ tour to London. The three-piece rock band from Poughkeepsie, New York, were energetic and full of verve as they performed to a packed O2 Kentish Town Forum. Vocalist Chrissy Costanza was a like a rocket out of the gates as she jumped and moved throughout across every inch of the North London stage.
Against The Current has been on a journey over the last few years after parting ways with their record label in 2022. This year saw the band release their first independent music in seven years. Constanza spoke to the changes ahead of performing “Blindfolded“, a song about “your dreams turning into your nightmares.” The powerful record sees Against The Current musically address their experiences.
For the faithful though, nothing has changed – the band are still creating music which invigorates as much as it makes you think. Against The Current was full of pizazz, the set’s pace slowing for a short stint mid set, which included the band performing an emotional rendition of “Almost Forgot.”
Throughout the show words were sung back with passion and it was clear fans were reliving personal moments with the music. It was a show that at times felt like reminiscing with old friends as the band journeyed through their over decade long career.
Indie or signed, Against The Current are a band with something to say and passionate fans who will allow the three-piece to be exactly who they want. The next chapter for Against The Current is promising to be resurgent, reflective, and full of music to move you.
Words + photography by Robert Alleyne