hmv's Next Big Thing - February 11, 2015

hmv's Next Big Thing... #6 Against The Current
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hmv's Next Big Thing... #6 Against The Current

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Poughkeepsie pop-punks Against The Current...

 

Who Are They?

Against The Current hail from quiet New York, Poughkeepsie to be exact. They're only a couple of singles and a few tours into their career, but they've already got a huge online fanbase. They've done this by consistently reworking a selection of the day's biggest hits and posting them online. They've given the likes of The 1975, Bleachers, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Taylor Swift and Zedd a comprehesive rejig, and, last month, even had a go at Mark Ronson's mega hit 'Uptown Funk'. You can find all the covers here. 

Who Do They Sound Like?

This is stomping, arms aloft, pop rock, schooled in the traditions of Green Day, Paramore, Alanis Morrissette and No Doubt. It's enormous and very, very catchy. 

 

Why Should I Be Excited?

For the above reasons, also, as you can tell from the range of covers they've performed, they love a challenge! 

 

Can I Hear Something?

Damn straight, their new single 'Gravity' is below for you. 

 

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