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Against the Current Band
Against The Current
ATC Band.jpg
Against The Current in December 2016; from left to right: Dan Gow, Chrissy Costanza and Will Ferri
Background information
ATC
OriginPoughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Genres
2011-present
LabelsFueled by Ramen
Websiteatcofficial.com
Members
  • Chrissy Costanza
  • Dan Gow
  • Will Ferri
  • Jeremy Rompala
YouTube information
Channel
Subscribers1,955,607
(25th November 2018)
Total views314,520,460
(25th November 2018)

Against The Current (often abbreviated as ATC) is an American pop rock band based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and formed in 2011. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. The group gained a sizable online following after posting covers of various popular songs on YouTube.

The band's first EP, Infinity, was released in May 2014 under their own label. The band followed Infinity with their next EP, Gravity, which was released on February 17, 2015. Shortly afterward, they signed to the record label Fueled by Ramen. Their debut full-length album, In Our Bones was released on May 20, 2016. Their second full-length album, "Past Lives" was released on September 28, 2018.

History

Background and origins

Against the Current was formed in early 2011 by Dan Gow, Will Ferri, and Jeremy Rompala and was later joined by Chrissy Costanza in the summer of 2011 after being introduced to Gow, Ferri, and Rompala through a mutual friend. Joe Simmons was invited to fill in as their bass player but later joined the band after leaving his former band. [1]

The band name was suggested by their Manager "Mike Ferri" (Will's brother, member of band We Are the In Crowd). The name was inspired by a quote from The Great Gatsby, "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past" and as the book "The Great Gatsby" was their first common interest, they went with the name.

The group achieved a considerable amount of fame on YouTube after posting covers of various songs while working with other well known YouTube cover artists, such as Alex Goot and Sam Tsui.[2]

Music history

On May 27, 2014, Against the Current released their debut EP, Infinity, independently through online distribution. The Infinity EP charted at No. 28 on the Heatseekers Albums.[3] They began touring in support of the release of Infinity throughout most of 2014. After several tours, they entered the studio to record their second EP, Gravity, which was released on February 17, 2015. The EP featured six songs, and included a guest appearance from Taka of ONE OK ROCK on the song '"Dreaming Alone." A few weeks after the release of Gravity,[4] Against the Current announced that they had been signed by the label Fueled By Ramen on March 4, 2015.[5] The Gravity EP charted on four Billboard magazine charts, while it peaked on the Alternative Albums, Independent Albums, Rock Albums, and Heatseekers Albums charts, peaking at 23, 27, 36 and 4, respectively.[6]

On May 22, 2015, the band announced their first headlining tour in support of the Gravity EP, called the Gravity World Tour. The tour spanned 4 months (August 2015 to November 2015), and included stops in several continents, including North America, Asia, and Europe[7].

On August 1, 2015, Against the Current announced that they had finished recording their first full-length album. On February 6, 2016, Against the Current announced their upcoming album's name, In Our Bones, as well as the release date, May 20, 2016.[8] Their first studio album, In Our Bones, has been called "pop-rock perfection" by Alternative Press.[9]

On September 14, 2017, Against the Current collaborated with Riot Games to create the single "Legends Never Die" for the 2017 League of Legends World Championship, published on Riot Games' YouTube channel.[10] On November 4, 2017, Against the Current performed live at the 2017 League of Legends World Championship opening and closing ceremonies.[11]

On May 11, 2018, Against the Current released two singles, "Strangers Again" and "Almost Forgot", from the album Past Lives, released on September 28, 2018. On August 17, 2018, the band released the single "Personal". The single "Voices" was released on September 14, 2018.

Band members

Lead singer Costanza performing.

Current members

  • Christina "Chrissy" Costanza - lead vocals (2011-present)
  • Daniel Gow - lead guitar, backing vocals (2011-present)
  • William Ferri - drums, backing vocals (2011-present)

Former members

  • Jeremy Rompala - rhythm guitar, piano (2011-2014)

Supporting members

  • Joe Simmons - bass guitar, backing vocals (2014-2016; 2011-2014 official member)
  • Roo Buxton - rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2015-present)
  • Jordan Eckes - bass guitar (2016-present)[12]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[13]
US
Alt

[14]
US
Rock

[15]
US
Heat

[16]
CAN
[17]
JPN
[18]
UK
[19]
In Our Bones 181 15 20 2 83 66 28
Past Lives
  • Released: September 28, 2018[20]
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
  • Formats: CD, digital download
-- -- -- -- -- 185 86

EPs

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions[6]
US
Alt
US
Ind
US
Rock
US
Heat

[3]
JPN
[18]
Infinity
  • Released: May 27, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download
-- -- -- 28 --
Infinity (The Acoustic Sessions)
  • Released: November 27, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
-- -- -- -- --
Gravity
  • Released: February 17, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download
23 27 36 4 33
Gravity (The Acoustic Sessions, Vol. II)
  • Released: July 10, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
-- -- -- -- --

Singles

Year Title Album
2012 "Thinking" Non-album single
2013 "Closer, Faster" Infinity (EP)
"Guessing" Non-album single
2014 "Gravity" Gravity (EP)
2015 "Outsiders" Non-album single
"Talk" Gravity (EP)
2016 "Running with the Wild Things" In Our Bones
"Runaway"
"Wasteland"
"Young & Relentless"
2017 "Legends Never Die" Non-album single
2018 "Almost Forgot" Past Lives
"Strangers Again"
"Personal"
"Voices"

Concert tours

2014

  • Sink or Swim Tour - with King The Kid, Once Upon A Time, This Is All Now (headliner, 5/17-6/8, United States, Canada) [21]
  • 2014 Asia/Australia Tour - with Alex Goot (co-headliner, 8/19-9/5, Asia and Australia) [22]
  • The Outsiders Tour - with The Ready Set, Metro Station, The Downtown Fiction (supporting act, 10/21-11/22, United States)[22]
  • Against The Current Tour (headliner, 12/1-12/8, United Kingdom)[22]

2015

  • Glamour Kills Spring Break '15 Tour - with Set It Off, As It Is, ROAM (co-headliner, 2/26-4/8, United States)[22]
  • Gravity World Tour - with Vinyl Theatre, Jule Vera, Sykes, Nekokat (headliner, 8/26-11/21, Asia, Europe, North America)[22]

2016

2017

2018

  • Against The Current Past Lives World Tour (17/08)

References

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  8. ^ "Against The Current Announce Debut Album, In Our Bones - Kerrang!". Kerrang!. Archived from the original on 2016-02-14. Retrieved .
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  10. ^ James, Ford (15 September 2017). "The 2017 League Worlds official song is here From rock band Against the Current". Gamereactor. Archived from the original on 2017-09-15. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "The opening ceremony for the 2017 World Championship finals had a live performance and a dragon". The Rift Herald. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Jordan Eckes [@jordaneckes] (14 November 2016). "Playing guitar/slappin da bass with my friends in againstthecurrentny for the next couple weeks!... www.instagram.com/p/BMz06dSgAGZ/" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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