Against The Current and Roam get Paris moving

Against The Current
© Edouard Camus

Poughkeepsie, New York, natives Against The Current are currently touring in Europe with support from U.K. pop-punk band Roam, and stopped in Paris on March 1. Roam had just completed a headlining European tour of their own, as well as being the main support act for Sum 41‘s recent U.K. tour; their stage presence was dialed in, with frontman Alex Costello jumping up and down during 90 percent of the show. The band played songs from their debut album Backbone, released January 22 via Hopeless Records.

Last time Against The Current played in Paris, they sold out a 500-capacity venue, but they had trouble filling the 700-capacity venue this time, even though the band offered VIP meet-and-greet packages, allowing fans to meet the band before the show, take pictures with them and have a private, acoustic show. However, almost everyone was signing back the lyrics put forth by the very charismatic singer Chrissy Costanza. The band, whose debut full-length In Our Bones, comes out May 20 via Fueled By Ramen, primarily performed songs from their previous EPs as well as a few tracks from the new album—and let’s not forget the awesome cover of “Uptown Funk,” originally from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Substream photographer Edouard Camus captured the night for you.