Against the Current
Against The Current, often referred to as simply ATC, is a pop rock band based in the city of Poughkeepsie, New York. The trio, consisting of vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow and drummer Will Ferri, formed in 2011. The band began their career by growing a large YouTube fanbase as they posted regular covers of a variety of songs. After signing to Fueled by Ramen in March 2015, the band released their debut album, “In Our Bones”, in May this year. ATC is also known for their EP “Gravity” that was produced last year.
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen, sometimes shortened to simply Catfish, is a British indie rock band, formed in Wales back in 2007. They released their debut album, “The Balcony”, in 2014. This album instantly reached number 10 in the UK Albums Chart. Catfish and the Bottlemen have since toured in Great Britain, Europe, North America and Australia. The band has also featured in various festivals across the globe such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, T in the Park and Governors Ball. Catfish even won their first Brit Award for British Breakthrough act on the 24th of February 2016 in London. In May this year, prior to their summer concerts, the band released their second album, “The Ride”. Catifish and the Bottleman consist of four members: Van McCann, Benji Blakeway, Robert “Sideshow Bob” Hall and Johnny Bond.
Dua Lipa is a British, 21 year old singer, model and songwriter. She is best known for her 2016 single, “Hotter Than Hell”, which reached number 15 in the UK Charts. One of her other well known singles, “Be The One”, also reached number 1 in the Belgian Charts last year. She was even nominated for the BBC award, “Sound of 2016”, though the title itself was given to Jack Garratt. Dua Lipa also plans to release her self-titled debut studio album on the 10th of February next year.
Ashley Frangipane, most well known by her alias of Halsey, is a New Jersey born electro-pop singer. Her style and songs have previously been compared to acts such as Chvrches and Lorde. Based upon the success of her debut single, “Ghost”, Halsey signed a contract with Astralwerks, the Capital-owned electronic and dance label, in early 2014. “Room 93”, her debut EP, was released several months later. The following year, Halsey released her full-length album, “Badlands”. This album reached number 2 in both the US and Australia. Halsey has also toured with Imagine Dragons and The Weeknd, as well as featured in Justin Bieber’s song, “The Feeling” and The Chainsmoker’s “Closer”.
Set It Off
Set It Off is a 4 membered, American rock band based in Florida. Similar to Against The Current, Set It Off began its fanbase by gaining a large amount of subscribers on main vocalist Cody Carson’s YouTube Channel. After its online success and string of successful extended plays, Equal Vision Records subsequently signed the band. Both of the two studio albums, “Cinematics” and “Duality”, that have been released by the band have charted on the US Billboard 200. Set It Off’s acoustic album was also popular.