Artist Q&A

@JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Against The Current


Against The Current is a young band making a name for themselves on the internet. They are on their first national headlining this month and next. Catch them at JJ Sunday June 1 at 2pm!  


Where and when was your first show? 

My first show with Against the Current was at The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY on August 28, 2011.

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?

I don't think any singular band/artist could be considered my main influence. I'm really influenced by such a huge variety of music. The 1975, Zedd, Smallpools and the Colourist is what I'm really into right now. Some of my favorite bands are surprisingly classic punk bands like the Sex Pistols and the Descendants.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?

Honestly, the little things are so much more memorable to me than any of the crazy or big experiences. When we toured with Alex Goot for the first time, walking out onto stage for the first show and hearing the crowd all of a sudden start screaming was so surreal to me.

Favorite Food: I'll eat anything. Seriously I've eaten (and enjoyed) chicken feet. But my mom's or granny's pasta with tomato sauce is my all time favorite thing EVER. (And Ben & Jerry's Phish Food) Favorite Drink: Lemon San Pellegrino. Or really any kind of fizzy lemonade.

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?

Are you kidding? If we're getting a movie based on our career there is no way we'd let someone other than ourselves play us! Being in a movie would be so rad.

Cat-Person, Dog-Person, or both?

Ok well I LOVE lions - like obsessively, I have a stuffed animal collection - but in general cats kind of hate me. So besides that I'm definitely a dog person, I'm also obsessed with my puppy, a 1 year old goldendoodle named Sammy.


What two words would best describe your music?

Edgy pop