An Oral Historical past Of In opposition to The Present’s Debut EP ‘Infinity’

“I feel with our first EP, we’re fairly happy with the way it turned out.” – Chrissy Costanza.

Within the present challenge of Rock Sound, we dive into the historical past of In opposition to The Present launch by launch, beginning with ‘Infinity’ and winding up at their newest album ‘Previous Lives’. Take a look at a taster beneath, and choose up your copy of the present challenge HERE to learn the complete factor.

Correctly fashioned in Will’s basement, In opposition to The Present started with three youngsters importing covers to YouTube, and their early years culminated within the ‘Infinity’ EP…

Chrissy Costanza (vocals): “The primary time I went to the basement was after Dan and Will got here to my home as soon as, simply to play acoustic in my basement. Then I went [to Will’s basement] and that was type of like my audition, however nobody ever advised me if I received the half or not…”

Dan Gow (guitar): “Yeah, the one issues we’d performed had been with singers from native bands, so it was a particular step up!”

Chrissy: “And it was my first actual band, so I used to be simply excited to be there. I didn’t actually know what it was speculated to sound like or be like. I used to be identical to, ‘Let’s rip’. ‘Considering’ was our first single, in 2012. I’m fairly positive we had been simply pumped to lastly have an preliminary tune out, as a result of at that time, I feel we’d simply performed a few native exhibits. We had authentic songs, however none of them had been sufficiently big to launch, and ‘Considering’, we rewrote a thousand occasions. It was virtually a very completely different tune earlier than it’s what it’s now. I truly discovered the unique ‘Considering’ lyrics a month in the past once I was cleansing my room to begin packing earlier than tour, and simply buried in my desk was a ripped up piece of paper that had the unique lyrics on it. It’s only a utterly completely different tune.”

Dan: “I type of have a look at the entire YouTube period as if we had been a highschool cowl band, simply doing it at residence, as a result of that’s what you do whenever you’re in highschool for essentially the most half. We had been simply figuring it out, slowly however absolutely.”

Chrissy: “I feel it’s bizarre [to look back on it] generally, particularly whenever you get followers who’re like, ‘Hey I’ve been a fan since ‘Considering’ got here out, or since ‘Guessing’ got here out’. It’s type of like, ‘Whoa, do you continue to like us?!’, like that’s loopy. It positively looks like we’ve modified, and it’s virtually like we’re a completely completely different band. We had been 16 possibly 17 when ‘Considering’ got here out.”

Chrissy: “I feel with our first EP, we’re fairly happy with the way it turned out. I nonetheless assume the songs are actually good. We at all times thought that ‘One thing You Want’ was a very good tune. It was very completely different to the entire different songs we wrote. We not too long ago added ‘One other You (One other Manner)’ to the set, and that’s nonetheless a tune that we love, the followers love. It means lots to us that the primary EP that we wrote nonetheless holds relevance to our songs now.”

That is only a taster! Choose up your personal copy of our present challenge to get the historical past of each In opposition to The Present EP and album, as advised by the band! It is obtainable proper now, worldwide from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV

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