Saturday night in Sydney always provides you with plenty of entertainment options and tonight I have chosen to head along to the Factory Theatre to catch New York-based three-piece pop-rock phenomenon AGAINST THE CURRENT, who are in town for the final show of their IN OUR BONES WORLD TOUR.
It is an intimate crowd gathered on the Factory floor tonight but an enthusiastic one that’s for sure. As soon as the band burst out onto the stage the crowd become instantly engaged, the opening track is Running With The Wild Things which is the first single from the album In Our bones, its fast-paced tempo gets the energy levels in the room high. Lead singer Chrissy Costanza is abundant with energy, she never stops moving the whole time. Her voice is amazing and sounds great, the guitarist and drummer along with the two touring musicians are really tight and their sound just fills up the whole room.
They really powered on through the setlist tonight and played I think every track off the new album, the crowd clapping and singing along to every single one. The big hits got the biggest responses, songs Talk or Dreaming Alone which are supposed to be a duet with One Ok Rock frontman Takahiro Moriuchi (who incidentally were also in town playing that night) were huge crowd favourites and Wasteland which was the set closer. They come back out for just one more song which was Gravity, another crowd pleaser and a sweet way to finish off the night.
This isn’t Against the Currents first time to tour our country as Chrissy making mention of the fact they had been here as a support act in 2014 playing to even smaller crowds, so she really wanted to take the time tonight to show her and the bands appreciation for the fans who help make their dreams possible. She also made mention of the fact she hadn’t been feeling the best but the Sydney crowd and their enthusiasm for the music had really lifted her spirits, so a pat on the back Sydney.
Against The Current are already being touted as the next big thing and are most deservedly a band to watch out for that’s for certain, tonight here at the Factory Theatre they showed me just why that is.
Review – Chad
Photo Gallery – Christian Ross