Live: AGAINST THE CURRENT // Islington Assembly Hall, London
Rounding off the decade in a cheery, stunning way, Against The Current played a colourful and vibrant show on Friday at Islington Assembly Hall.
Charging onto the stage at Islington Assembly Hall for the second night in a row, Against The Current kick the night off with Voices. Brightly coloured erratic lighting envelopes around lead singer Chrissy Costanza as she dances around the stage, her bubbly personality coming through in her performance. Chrissy never fails to impress with the way she can captivate a crowd with her intricate choreography and phenomenal singing, tonight is no different. How she manages to sing so perfectly whilst dancing around with an electrifying amount of energy is beyond me, especially considering as she keeps it up for the entire set.
Chrissy’s passion rubs off on the crowd as they sing back the lyrics to Strangers Again – “I can’t stand it when you touch me like that / ‘Cause it just reminds me of the nights that I spent / Telling myself it was fine.” Chrissy looking somewhat overwhelmed by the response to their album Past Lives, released last year.
The energy in the set lessens for a few songs after an interlude where the band goes off stage. Returning, they play piano versions of Brighter and Comeback Kid; these songs really showcase how amazing Chrissy’s vocals are. The trio then brings things up slightly by playing Sweet Surrender, still on the piano but adding in glittering synth.
Against The Current round off their final show of the decade with Gravity and Wasteland, proving how good they are live and that they are sure to be reaching new heights in 2020.
Photos: Dani Willgress