Here is a big moment in the life of Resin, our first music video from our debut album “Embrace The Fall” for the unplugged track sung in Africaans – Beskadig.
Here is a big moment in the life of Resin, our first music video from our debut album “Embrace The Fall” for the unplugged track sung in Africaans – Beskadig.
Resin entered the studio for the first time ever last Saturday night for a lengthy pre production recording session. Our debut album Embrace The Fall was mainly recording by ourselves at Chez’s house, so this was a first for Resin, and a first in the studio ever for some members.
We have chosen CM Studios in Coventry to do all our recording for album 2, under the guidance of the awesome Simon Gimli Cliffe. So we gathered and setup to start pre production. We recorded 5 songs, 4 of which anyone who has seen us live will be familiar with, and 1 new song.
9 hours later we walked out with something we are very happy with. It is sounding awesome, and this is only pre production, no layering, no fancy tricks, no enless takes until everything is perfect, just Resin raw and live.
We are all really excited about album 2 already after this session. So we have more songs to write, more to record, and money to raise!!!!!!!
2014 couldn’t have got off to a better start! First up Danny is really settling into the band. The stuff coming out in the practice room is sounding better than ever, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
If you haven’t already checked out our updated gig listings, go have a look as 2014 is already starting to fill up. More dates are being added all the time, so keep checking back.
One gig we are excited about is supporting Voodoo Six again, this time at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton. We’ve been waiting to play this venue for ages, and these ain’t no better way to do it than supporting a band that have been on tour with Iron Miaden. If you want to come you need a ticket, so click the flyer below and pay £1.00 less than the face value of the ticket!
Now more ticket news. Any of you who are planning to going to Bloodstock this year (and who da hell isn’t?!?!) we need you to do us one small favour, and it’s simple. Just follow the link below to buy your ticket – that’s it! Why because if you do, we get a cut of your ticket money, which means we have funds to record our second album and keep doing what you love us to do. Get as many of your friends who go to use the link as well, and we promise all the money will go into recording album 2. There is also a link on our banner on the home page, and at the bottom of every page on htis website. So get clicking, and we’ll see you there (hopefully! More on that later).
So speaking of Bloodstock, we have again entered the awesome metal the masses competition running at the Crew in Nuneaton. Our first round gig is on Sunday April 20th, and as usual crowd responce is a large part of the judging. So if you want to see us at Bloodstock 2014, then make sure you come down and scream your tits off for Resin!
And speaking of the Crew in Nuneaton, we recorded our first ever music video there last Sunday. The track we’ve done is Beskadig from our debut album Embrace The Fall (now availabe in the shop again in a Smart Price version for £4.00 – nice). It’s curently in the editing stage, so should be with us soon.
Well that didn’t take long! We are excited to announce drummer Danny Finch has joined Resin. It only took 1 practice and a few beers to make a decision, the dude makes an epic amount of noise from the kit, is uber talented (hope we can keep up with him), and a nice guy too. Now with have the right drummer in place, 2014 is looking mouth wateringly exciting for Resin. Get to a Resin gig as soon as we are next in your town to see what the fuss is about!
Here is the press release.
ECLECTIC UK ROCKERS ANOUNCE NEW DRUMMER!
We are pleased to finally get back to full speed after a 6 month hiatus from gigging since the departure of Mark last summer , after only one practice session, coffee, tea and beer, where he turned up armed with our entire back catalogue nailed, we tried to break him by throwing our acoustic arsenal at him and still he didn’t waiver! So we are happy to say that ex “The Defiled” drummer Danny Finch has joined our ranks and will be joining us on the road and in the studio ! Coming into Resin half way through the writing session for our second album will bring a fresh outlook his ideas are already making themselves known in the practice room and his enthusiasm and skills have blown us away!
Gear (Beat’s and abuses): Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Roland Vdrums.
Previous bands: Various local Punk, Metal and Funk bands,
Musical Influences : Sevendust, Nonpoint, Alice in Chains, Pop Evil, Twelve Foot Ninja, Ministry, Breaking Benjamin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthrax, Tremonti.
Drummer influences/heros : Morgan Rose, Dave Ghrol, Chad Smith, Robb Rivera, Aaron Rossi, Animal from the Muppets. Josh Freese
Well it’s been a roller coaster few weeks in the Resin camp, and ages since our last update, so we’ve plenty to fill you in about. First up our Christmas Party at Firebug – what an awesome gig!!!
First up was Mage, good mates of Resin as they come from the Hinckley area. Awesome stoner rock, they put on an awesome show, and got the crowd warmed up instantly.
Next up was Mordecai. We gigged with these guys at the O2 in Birmingham in the first half the year, and we have had them booked for this gig since then, we were that impressed, and they lived up to their reputation on the night with a blistering set, including a every monster riff ever medley!
Then local boys Hells Addiction blasted on to the stage with their whiskey and women rock.
Then we took the stage for our first gig with Mark since August, and we kicked off with James performing Beskadig unplugged on his own. Until then, the only track from our debut album Embrace The Fall we had never performed live. Despite our best efforts to put him off he did great, and was a nice change in pace from the rest of the nights music.
So overall another quality Christmas party brought to you by Resin, we are already planning next year, so keep Saturday 20th December 2014 free!
So, as you can see, Mark Abbott was behind the kit for our Christmas gig. “But I thought you had a new drummer?” I hear you say, we did! On the Wednesday before the Christmas gig Sean rang us and told us that his Rottweiler dog had chewed his hand up and he couldn’t do the gig.
So an emergency Bat phone call to Mark Abbott was needed, and he graciously agreed to do the gig. 1 practice was needed to pick up where we left off at Bloodstock earlier in the year, and we were as tight as a drum. It’s been 3 months since Sean joined the band, and things just weren’t working out as we all hoped, so Sean has now left Resin. Good luck to him in his future projects, and spread the word, Resin are looking for a new drummer AGAIN!!!!! (Yes we are like Spinal Tap!)
Next up, our interview for Takerover Radio. Broadcast hours before the doors opened before the Christmas gig, Sime & me joined Kevin for a chat about what’s been going on for Resin, what’s coming next and a Quiz of Doom? Have a listen.
So that is the end of 2013 for Resin. It’s been an up and down year for us, but overall still the best we’ve had. Highlights were without doubt Bloodstock and our Christmas Party, and low point was Mark leaving, meaning everything was on hold for the second half of the year. We still managed to gig our asses off, win new fans around the UK, get in Kerrang magazine, and parted ways with our manager.
2014 will bring good things for Resin, and we are aiming higher than ever, so make sure you are there!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from James, Chez, Sime & Dave
We are happy to announce we have a DRUMMER!!!
Sean Dell has joined the ranks on the stool and we have to say considering the sessions we’ve had together he’s been playing with a broken finger this man is seriously good!!
Influences are Marco Minnemann, Jonny Rabb, RUSH and Stone Sour. He is also the Midlands ambassador and co-ordinator for WFD (Worlds fastest drummer) so keep in touch if extreme drumming is your sport of choice!!!
Right now we are going to be laying low while we get Sean up to speed, and get some new material together, the we will be back gigging like fuck again!
Next up, we can announce the full and confirmed line up for our Christmas Party at Firebug Leicester on Saturday 21st December. Joining us will be Leicester greats Mage and Hells Addiction as well as the awesome Mordecai from London who played Download this year. It’s gonna be an awesome night, starts at 7pm, so head over to the shop and buy your ticket now, only £4.00!!!
Speaking of the shop, head over there now and get 50% off all our tshirts and vests, that means just £5.00 each! We have some new designs coming soon, so snap these up quick before they run out, as we won’t be getting anymore!
See you at the Christmas Party – Firebug Leicester, Saturday 21st December.
That’s right, the bad news is that our excellent drummer Mark is leaving Resin.
With everything seeming to be gaining momentum for us, Mark has chosen to step off the Resin train, to concentrate on his family, and doing other exciting thing with his life. Mark will be fulfilling all booked gigs until we have found a replacement, and there is no bad blood between us.
We are sad to see Mark go, we had some awesome times, and we’ve all been through a lot together. We wish our brother all the luck in the world, and you never know, he may reappear for the occasional cello apperance.
Must have good knowledge of rudiments, phrasing, odd time signatures and perform while playing. Must have own equipment & car and be prepared for regular gigging.
Aged 25+ prefered, no time-wasters, or c*nts.
In the last 12 months we have released an album, featured in Kerrang magazine, been on the cover of TBFM magazine, played at Bloodstock, gigged over 50 times across the UK.
In the next 12 month we want to do more.
If you want to take up this challenge, get in touch with us, we are waiting for the one…
AAAWWEEESSSOOMMEEEE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That kinda sums it up, but if you’d like more details keep reading.
It’s kinda still all of a haze with so much happening and hangovers still in the background, but I will try and put into words Resin’s experience of Bloodstock 2013. Getting there early Friday morning was a good idea, as the place was already getting busy. We got our artist wrist bands, and headed into the arena.
Although we have been to many festivals, all of us were Bloodstock virgins, so we didn’t know quite what to expect. Firstly, the music at Bloodstock is brutal, and that’s it, no wait, there is chessey pirate and viking music too, mainly Swedish dudes getting the crowd chanting, but still brutal. Although it’s brutal, it still has the respectful vibe that you find at Download, and is absent at many mainstream festivals, it’s just that the crowd looks a lot more intimidating.
We found our way over to the Jägermeister stage, the back drop a Jager bar, and a little stage under a marquee, perfect for a early afternoon Resin unplugged set. The location of the stage was great, right next to the main stage, meaning we would get lots of passing traffic as our set began. By the second song we had a great crowd of 200-300 people all getting into some Resin, and probably enjoying a respite from the brutal music happening everywhere else.
Was great to play infront of such a large and new audience, and we got a great reception, we should do this for a living!!! Met lots of new people after the set, all pretty enthused about what they had just experienced. Some Facebook comments about us after the event:-
Highlight of Bloodstock Festival was seeing the awesome Resin on the Jager stage. Holy crap, were they good!
Wicked set at Bloodstock dudes, still got Clouds stuck in my head!
look at all the clever people who were wise enough to see Resin play before they become so massive u have to take on a wall of security to say hello only a matter of time now boys!!
Well on the train back….had an awesome day, must’ve seen over 8 bands in total but by far Resin were the best! You’ll be making the mainstage decent next year guys!
So a massive big thank you to everyone who came and watched us – your all awesome!!!! Pic and vid of you below!
So with our music out of the way for the weekend, it was time to hit the bar in the VIP area (35 ales :D), and do press interviews and meet some of the other awesome bands on at Bloodstock 2013. We have to give a special mention to the lads from Gormathon who we had some shits and giggles with keeping the Swedish Anglo bond strong. Check out there latest vid below.
Next up was our first press interview of the day for Get Your Rock Out. To be honest the less said about this interview the better! I was pretty drunk by this point, and that had an influence on the quality of the interview, but it should make you laugh, so here it is for your viewing pleasure!
After that the only othing thing to mention is that our fellow Leicester band Internal Conflict put on an awesome performance on the new blood stage, going up against Gojira they had an awesome crowd!
Bloodstock is an awesome festival, and if you haven’t been, you should go, see you there next year!
Lots to say so lets jump in!
First up our big announcement – WE ARE PLAYING BLOODSTOCK!!!!!! Yes you read that right, we are playing the awesome Hobgoblin sponsored festival on the same bill as Lamb of God and Slayer!! We didn’t manage to win the Metal To the Masses competition, but the judges were so impressed, they have rewarded us with a slot on the Jaegermeister Stage. So make sure you are there 13:40 on the Friday afternoon! We will be around all weekend so come say hello if you see us.
Second up, we are ecstatically pleased to announce our first endorsement deal with Bico Austraillia. For those of you not familiar with this awesome company, they make the jewellery that Sev has been wearing around his neck forever, plus loads of other cool stuff! Most of the designs are based on tribal or surfing styles, but they also have style to suit everyone, including pink girly stuff.
We have to say a massive thank you to Daniel and everyone else over at Bico who are all enjoying our debut album too! You may have noticed us wearing the jewellery over the past couple on months, and we are going to carry on cus we think this stuff is awesome! There might even be some Resin jewellery on way!
Last weekend we completed our “Breaking Boundaries Tour” with our now good friends Twisted Species, Captain Horizon and Evolution Of Man. This was a 4 gig tour with each band headlining a gig in their home town. Each gig had lots of people there, and was a blast! Was great to gig with like minded bands with great work ethic, all promoting the gigs as much as possible. We’ve made lots of new friends along the way, and will defo be gigging together in the future. Go check out the bands and video from the gig in Worcester:
Next week is our debut album “Embrace The Fall” rerelease date (Monday 5th August if you’d forgot) And to celebrate we are doing a deal in the shop. Add the coupon code “Bico” (case sensitive), and get our album “Embrace The Fall” and a Resin logo TShirt or ladies Vest for £15!!! Bargain. The offer will run until the end of August, so get yours now!!!!!!!
Resin’s busy weekend kicked of at Hollycroft Park in Hinckley for Worldfest. I’d never been to Hollycroft Park, let alone Worldfest, so wasn’t sure what to expect? The weather certainly was going to help as the sun was pounding on everyones skins. Hollycroft park is a great place for a gig. A natural amphitheatre with a large bandstand, and lush greenary alround, the perfect setting for a family day out. We went on first doing a unplugged set which is a bit of a rarity these days, doing mostly covers with a few of are own thrown in. The crowd seemed to love it, especially Sweet Child O Mine, especially 1 fan, but more on that later. Cheers to everyone who came and said hello after, and enjoyed our set.
After a Resin BBQ evening at James pad (great food!, don’t miss if you get an invite!), it was time for our Bloodstock Metal To The Masses Final at The Queens Hall in Nuneaton. The competition was going to be fearce as we were up against some great bands. Simon Hall from Bloodstock was in attendance and would be a guest judge for the evening.
First up was Chaos Engine, followed by Invictus. Both bands put on great sets and performed much better than they had in the semi finals, also helpped by the fact that we all had someone working the lights which always adds to any performance. Next was Internal Conflict who were amazing, and set the bar for what needed to be beaten if you wanted to win.
Following them was a band called Almost Easy, who I hadn’t seen yet, but everyone was raving about. They came on stage and looked like a bunch of losts kids, but when they started playing that all changed. A band made up of 14 year olds pretty much showed everyone one up, they were great and have a long future in front of them.
Next we went on and debuted a new song called “Burn”. We only started writting this tune 3 weeks ago, and we thought it was right to play it in the final. That’s 2 new songs we’ve debuted in this competiton in sucessive rounds, not bad writting speed while maintaining the quality. Anyways we had a blast and thought we were in with a shout at the glory. You can see our new song “Burn” and the judges giving the results below.
After that set back, we had another. Our first national printed media coverage was published in the well known Big Cheese magazine. They were kind enough to review our debut album “Embrace The Fall” (rereleased 5th August if you had forgotten!) and here is what they thought.
This is the first negative review we have every had, so we aren’t taking this to heart. We believe in what we do, and so do you our fans. Don’t worry Big Cheese, we shall remember this day.
So to end this post on a slightly higher note just like a Disney film, here is a picture of our first (as far as we know) fan tattoo! After seeing Resin for the first time on Saturday at Worldfest, legend fan Paul Wykes got our name tattooed on his forearm! If you have a Resin tattoo send us a pic and get on our website.
Bit of a Download review to start this post. I was only going for the Saturday, and was well looking forward to seeing Mastodon, Alice in Chains and Iron Maiden all for the first time beleive it or not! I real reason for going of course was to walk around with a Resin tshirt on (picture below) and hand out pre release version of our album, not to have fun at all
First up Mastodon, been my favourite band for a few years now, albums are amazing so I pushed to the front for a full experience. Sorry, but what a disappointment! Sound was good, but they band were totally going through the motions. No entertainment at all, limited crowd interaction, just a bit boring, and not much different from listening to the albums at home, not what I expect or want from a live band, but maybe I was just expecting too much? I dunno, anyways, I still can’t stop listening to them!
Next Alice in Chains, the godfathers of Resin. Starting with Them Bones they put on an awesome set, and I was blown away, they were even better than I was expecting. So it was a bag of shit the set got cut short! Probably the best sound of the weekend for me, thick and full!
Motorhead turned up, and did what Motorhead do – rock the fucking place. I never tire of seeing Motorhead, even though you know what’s coming, they have earned a status of immortality through never giving up, staying true to themselves and doing what they want, and that deserves respect. I read Lemmy has been ill this week and had to cancel some shows, get well soom Lemmy, the world needs you!
Queens of the Stone Age were also a big disappointment, not that I have ever been a huge fan. I just don’t enjoy seeing a pretend band. I know who Josh is, but who da hell is everyone else? I don’t care if you are flopping you hair everywhere and rocking out, I don’t know who you are and so don’t care, they are not a band, it’s Josh and some dudes he hired, and I don’t like that, but most other people at Download seemed to, so just me again.
Iron Maiden were amazing! That is all you need to know. I have never seen a show like that, and I can’t think of many bands left in the world who do a show like that. Everyone should see Maiden at least once in their life.
From what we’ve heard our friends Emperor Chung and Mordecai went down a storm so well done to them!
That went on a bit, more Resin News below!
Next for Resin was Hinckley Music Festival. We had been looking forward to this gig, a festival in our home town is always going to be a good gig. Although rain was forcast, it was still a healthy turn out (especially in the Chav area full of twats doing drugs in the toilets). It was great to have so many great Leicester bands on the same bill, especially the other great local Hinckley bands Internal Conflict, Mage, Enraged & Axis Mundi. The stage was awesome and really professional, Bill had done an awesome job, as he always does as an experienced local promoter. Big well done to the TBFM lads for manning the main stage and making everything run smoothly.
Luckily for us, everything was running ahead of schedule by the time we were ment to be hitting the stage at 6:30pm, so we went on early and did an extended set – awesome! We had a blast playing on a massive stage with pro kit to all of our friends, why don’t we do this for a living!? Special mention to Matt who came from Manchester to see us, Kelly who came from Taunton, Laura & Jamie coming from Dorset, and to Martin who film us playing our new tune “Shit Storm” have a watch below, and there are also some new vids in the video section of the website.
Last night we headed to Hednesford near Cannock for our first gig up that way. The venue was called Lucy’s Bar, and from the outside looked like a truck stop from Smokie & The Bandit! On the inside it’s a fully kitted brand new music venue with more stage lights than Live Aid!
Questions of Angels started the evening with a new lineup, with a guitarist only joining 2 weeks ago, a brave man been thrown in at the deep end! Followed by Piston who we met at one of our Emma Scott gigs in Birmingham. Was a good night at a great venue, think that place had more kit than all the venues in Leicester put together! We shall return!
Saturday was our second trip to Kettering, and we played at The Cherry Tree. It was a cramped pub, especially when a double decker bus turned up full of revellers from the Welland Valley Beer Festival looking for a good time, we obliged and gave them some Resin. Dave and Sime spent most of the gig obscured by a wall, but otherwise, good gig. Sprial Dive then continued the show into the small hours until no more beer was left!
Our new merch is now on sale in the web shop. We have white print on black TShirts and ladies vests, availabe in all sizes. Buy online or come ask us at any gig!
Sunday night was our Semi Final at The Queens Hall Nuneaton for Bloodstock’s Metal to the Masses competition, where the winner gets to play Bloodstock. It was a high quality line up, and the competition was fierce. We were up first, and gave it everything we had, probably one of our best performances for a while, we walked off buzzing! Shame everyone one only got a strict 30 minutes.
Every band who played gave 110%, and I’m glad we didn’t have to judge. In the end, the judges had to changes the rules and put 2 bands through on the night, and 1 wildcard. Chaos Engine took the wild card, Invictus went through as well as (drum roll) RESIN!!!! We were pretty shocked but well pleased to have impressed the judges. The final is on Sunday 7th July at The Queens Hall, Nuneaton. Audidence votes count for a lot in the final decision, so we need as many of you, our loyal fans to come down and show your support! We need you!
Last Friday we had the honour of opening up TBFM’s 4th Birthday bash at The Queens Hall, Nuneaton. We’d really been looking forward to this gig as we love everyone over at TBFM, and you show go listen to their radio station when ever you can. We had a blast and debuted our new song which is as yet untitled. It’s a slow groove head nodder, so keep an eye out for it at our future gigs.
After us was Massive Wagons, a band we have been hearing about, but hadn’t crossed paths with yet. They put on a belting set, of pure old school rock. They were followed by Fake Snake (White Snake tribute) and the 80′s band Doctor & The Medics, niether of which are really our thing, so we said our good byes and readied ourselves for the following nights gig.
Saturday night we were making our first trip to Malvern to play at Re-con. Probably the nicest town we have ever played at, and the venue was awesome too. Great sound, room and people all made for an awesome night. Mudball opened up for us putting on a right energy poppy punky set. Our set was one of the longest we have done for a while, so we threw our back cateologue of covers into the mix, and by the end we were soaked in sweat – awesome gig!
FRESH OFF THE PRESS!!!!
We have just found out tonight that we have been givin the wildcard spot in Battle for Bloodstock’s Metal To The Masses competition! This means we are playing at The Queens Hall in Nuneaton again this Sunday!! Audience votes count in this competition, so change whatever plans you have and get down there!
Been a while since a post as lots has been going on behind the scene, so it’s time for a catch up.
First up, we had a great time at The Shed in Leicester a a couple of Fridays back gigging with Obsessive Compulsive on their UK tour. Great band and great people. The place was packed with 3 other local band playing as well. The stand out of which was Three Thirds Below, and great poppy punk band who were really good at what they do, check em out when they are next in your town.
Obsessive Compulsive really took the place up a notch and where a breath of fresh air, something which is badly needed down stairs at the shed! The crowd lapped it up, and got what they wanted.
Next up we played on what was probably the smallest stage we have ever played on! It was so small there was only room on stage for the drum kit and amps, everyone else was in the crowd which made for a really intimate gig. There was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Resin do a cover of Raining Blood by Slayer, our little tribute to the great Jeff Hannemann who sadly passed away that day
The following week we heading to Coventry to do our first ever electric gig in Coventry at the newly reopened and refurbished venue – The Dog. This place has clearly had some money spent on it, and is a venue well worth checking out when your next in Cov. It was a great line up of bands, and a real mix of styles which we great for the massive crowd that turned up to watch. There must have been 200+ there from 9pm onwards, not there for any specific band, just to see some live music, something we badly lack in Leicester.
We had a blast at the gig (after some technical problems), and really enjoyed the very different and original Octogoth. Check out their video below, it doesn’t really do there live act justice, but check it out. We shall be back at The Dog sometime soon.
Now onto a few album reviews we have had of late, all of which are good! Please go have a read of them a spread the word about Embrace The Fall. Remember it is rereleased on August 5th. You can preorder in our shop today!
With influences such as Seether, A Perfect Circle and Alice In Chains, UK based alternative rockers Resin are described as ‘packing a formidable punch’ and being ‘blessed with thoughtful song –writing abilities and a range of musicianship and diversity that is rarely seen amongst today’s current glut of metal/metalcore bands’ – which is a fairly brazen statement! Due to release their new album, Embrace The Fall, on August 5th, Garry from SAN PR sent us through a copy to check out, so we figured that since these guys sound like an act to check out – who were we to refuse?
Kicking off with Entropy we’re led slowly into the beginning of the album, an acoustic guitar line leading the way whilst managing to build a sense of anticipation, combining the soft and melodic sound with a sense that what is to follow is not going to be this laid back. Soon kicking into things fully, the soft and smooth opening moments of the track soon give way to an Alice In Chains style track, the melodic vocals soaring over a chunky riff backing and forming into a sound that’s raw, heavy, groove orientated and the sort of thing that’s sure to get live crowds begging for more. Funky as well as heavy, there’s something about this track which makes you move, getting you involved with what you’re hearing and setting the album up very nicely indeed. This is an approach which continues into Carpe Diem, once again offering us a track which eases into being in an almost Alter Bridge style, before kicking in with that soaring guitar tone once again. Using all of the elements to bolster the sound into something deep and powerful, this is a track which continues the groove orientated approach of the album, showing once again why we should all be paying attention to Resin, and suggesting that there’s a seriously bright future laid out in front of these guys.
Continuing the progression of the album into Fallen, once again it’s clear how able a band we’re dealing with from the word go, using the intricate guitar work to lead the way into things whilst demonstrating their understanding of music through the addition of the cello work, a combination which, on paper, doesn’t necessarily sound like it should work, but does. Dark and haunting, this is a track which uses the softness of the elements to fully accentuate what’s going on, sounding like a hybrid of Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains, and working to lure you in, keep you listening, and keep you begging for more. Pushing all thoughts of chilled out and acoustic style stuff to one side for Fake, we’re soon returned to the more ‘in your face’ and full on approach that got things going, this time leaning on the heavy riffery on offer from the guitars whilst allowing the bass and drums to build on the sound, strengthening it as it goes. Powerful, packed with hooks and the sort of track you find yourself singing along to after only a couple of listens, this is a serious high point on the record for sure, and a moment to make sure you check out.
Working through Instinct and Beskadig, the band continue to demonstrate their prowess at song writing as well as their understanding f their instruments, offering up tracks which are raw, heavy, soft and emotional, both seeming to ooze out of the speakers as they progress and showcasing what the band are capable of doing. It’s when Clouds is unleashed upon us through that a slightly different side is revealed, presenting us with a track that’s groove orientated once again, yet somehow manages to sound ‘off piste’, refusing to follow the conventions laid out by their peers and instead, offering up a style that from hence forth can be known as Resin. Powerful throughout, the raw edge to this track is what stands it out, presenting a track that packs a punch whilst still managing to throw hook after hook out for consideration, a track which holds single potential for sure.
Once again reaching another high for penultimate track Poison, the band have saved one last moment of pure genius for consideration, presenting the listener with a track that’s dark and haunting, yet emotional and catchy at the same time, demonstrating further their guile when it comes to song writing, as well as their ability to play their various instruments. It’s only then left for Clouds (acoustic) to finish the album, closing with a demonstration of how well their tracks work on different levels, and leaving you safe in the knowledge that what you’ve just heard has been something special.
I’ve been impressed by what Resin have put together here as it’s not straight forward, it doesn’t follow convention, and instead, offers up a unique take on post grunge mixed with alternative approaches from start to finish. The band clearly understand their instruments and songwriting, and the tracks on offer here demonstrate this throughout, constantly pushing the boundaries of their style and encouraging the listener to crank the volume, sit back and simply enjoy what they’re hearing – one to watch.
Words: Dave Nicholls
We as a band along with gigging our asses off , writing new tunes and generally getting a name as one of the hardest working underground bands in the UK have also been working really hard behind the scenes ….
What does this mean?
Well there are some exciting things happening over the next few months, and a consequence of this is that from the end of this month our debut album Embrace The Fall will for a while no longer be available for sale, it will be rereleased in August for reasons that will become clear over the coming months.
For those of you that have already bought the cd we thank you from our hearts for your support, you own something special and something that nobody else will ever have an exact copy of.
It will be available to download from all the usual stores until the end of the month but as our first batch of CDs are now all sold that will be the only way to buy it until its rerelease.
There is the option to preorder the Embrace The Fall CD for despatch in August here on the website and from next month you will be able to preorder it from download retailers again ready for August.
Hopefully running up to the rerelease you will start to see the work we have put in coming to fruition and the name Resin will, with a little luck become a name a lot more people are familiar with.
The album will be streaming still on our website and places such as Spotify and Deezer so listen as often as you like and get your orders in!
We will have new design tshirts in the store very soon and those of you that buy one will get a discount if you purchase the cd from us in August !
Here’s to a great year for us and for you our fans that push us to be the best we can, for those that have been with us from the start I’m sure you feel this is a journey we are all making together, we appreciate your support more than you will probably ever know! On that note it is time for you all to play a big part in the next step! Please shout about us share our website, music, photos, gigs, Facebook page anything to add to what we have been working on recently to boost our profile and hey you never know we might even hit the charts in August?
James , Chez , Sime , Sev , Mark
Word must be spreading as we have had a rush of gigs being booked this week, it’s been hard to keep up. We are well pleased to have been included in TBFM’s 4th Birthday Party bash. We are opening the weekend long event on the Friday night when the headliners will be Doctor & The Medics!
Other exciting news is that after our album launch party last year at Firebug Leicester, we have booked the venue again for a Resin Christmas Party. Our plan is to bring to Leicester the best bands we have gigged with throughout the year, and put on the best rock gig in Leicester for Christmas. Tickets prices will be kept to a minimum, and will be on sale soon.
Friday nights gig at The Vault in Rugby has been a long time coming, as we have been trying to play there for over a year, and it didn’t disappoint. Great venue (well hidden, massive thanks to the girls who acted as our tour guides), with some big names having played there and Drowning Pool and Fozzy headling there in a few weeks! Was a top night with the cream of Rugby’s local talent headlining the night. We hope to be back soon.
Sunday night was our Battle for Bloodstock, not something we were holding much hope out for as we don’t see ourselves has heavy enough for what your average Bloodstock fan wants, but we went to do our thing and find out. Other bands on including our friends Internal Conflict. Was an awesome night and loads of people came to support the bands even though it was a Sunday which was awesome to see. All the bands put on awesome performances, but in the end Internal Conflict won and head onto the semi finals. Resin got the wildcard vote, which means there is a chance we could be in the semi finals, but we will have to wait and see.
Last Sunday night we were back at The O2 Academy 3 in Birmingham to support Voodoo Six on their UK tour before they head off to support Iron Maiden on their European tour. It’s starting to feel like home as we’ve played there so much in the last few months.
Opening up the night was Piston from Cannock. Great bunch of lads playing balls out rock. Due to the amount of kit being left on stage, space was tight for the support bands with the drum kit off to one side, there wasn’t going to be a lot of running about going on, but Pistons put on a great show which the crowd loved.
Next up we played, with a new set order which worked out really well. We are at the point now where we have the luxury of choosing which songs to leave out of our set, and we are playing around with the running order to see what we like best, tonight was a good set order. Again the limited stage space did seem to dampen our performance, and the first time Resin gig goers will have to wait until next time to see us in full swing!
A cool edition to this gig from our photographer Kate Knight was a camera stuck to Chez’s guitar meaning we could record the whole gig on video of Chez shreading his guitar! Here is a clip……
Cheers to Voodoo Six for having us support them.
Next up, we’ve come up with an idea we are going to test run – Resin TV. We need to get out Youtube Channel buzzing with activity so we’ve come up with a 30 minute show each week of us talking about Resin and everythung else going on in the the music scene in both Leicester and the world. We want you are fans to get involved too, and we want you to get in touch and ask us anything you want to know the answer to, no matter how stupid or personally, and we will try and answer everything. A select few of you who get in touch will get to judge the pilot episode we are going to record next week, so again get in touch if you want to be one of the first people to see Resin TV.
After a couple of weeks off from gigging, we couldn’t wait to get back on it this weekend with back to back gigs. First up O2 Leicester for Linear’s EP launch party. O2 Leicester is somewhere we have never played, which is strange as it’s our home town and we’ve played at other O2 venues around the country, so Saturday was about putting that right.
I’ve not been to the O2 in Leicester to see a gig before or look around, and I was totally gob smacked by how big and pro the venue is! Just looks like a scalled down Birmingham O2, holds 1700, why da hell aren’t more touring bands coming here!?!?!
There was 4 acts on, first up a solo guitarist who stepped in last minute due to illness. Forgot his name but I’ve seen him before, and remember him well as he sings a song about being a “Dick Head” – Entertaining.
Next up was Feedback Voice. Didn’t know anything about this band but presumed from their shirts and large floppy hair they were going to be an indie band, I guessed right. Lead guitarist and bass player showed how good they are at playing their instruments – quite impressive, but overall it was sterotypical up stroke, tone knob at full Strokes style indie. They did a cover of a Strokes song which was by far the most pleasing track to the crowd. Will be interested to see this band again in a few years.
Next up was Resin. We had a few techinical problems during our set, amps not behaving, and guitars making sounds they are not ment to be making, but overall we loved it, just need bumping up to the bigger stage next time (wink wink nudge nudge Andy).
Next was the reason we are all here Linear. Cool young band with a front man who sounds so like Morrisey it’s scary. Look forward to seeing them again sometime soon.
Sunday night was a test run gig for TBFM and was the first of a series of shows they are going to be putting on around the country. We opened up, and it was awesome to see loads of familiar Hinckley faces as we haven’t gig around home for a while. There are 2 awesome things aboout the Queens Hall in Nuneaton, 1) Massive stage, 2) Massive PA! Forgot to mentions the light rig. It really is a top rate venue which should be visited by everyone more often. It was an awesome night with us, The Glass Guns and Silent Jack all trying our best to destroy a Sunday evening.
TBFM were not only putting on a free gig for everyone, but they were also filming the whole gig. It’s going to be used for some promotional video or something so keep a look out, but in the mean time we have all our footage, and we will be adding it to our video section over the next few weeks. Entropy is alreadt there so go take a look, and check out the awesome pictures taken by Kate Knight!
We are back at The Queens Hall in a few weeks for Battle for Bloodstock, so we’ll see you then…
Resin are pleased to announce we will be supporting Voodoo Six at O2 Academy 3, Birmingham on 31st March (Easter Sunday) before they head off on tour with Iron Maiden! Tickets are available in the shop at a discount price off us £7! This is a massive gig for Resin, and we can’t wait for Easter to come! Massive thanks to Emma Scott for booking us, and get your tickets while there are some left!
What an awesome gig last night at The Alexendra Arms in Rugby. This was our second visit to this venue, last time we had to play unplugged due to Mark being unavailable, but this time we brought our amps. Local act Rob Lowe kicked of the evening with a great set of unobvious songs including Portishead! Great to hear a solo act not doing the same songs as everyone else!
Next we did a short unplugged set to get our fingers limbre, and the swelling crowd singing along. Straight after we plugged in and turned up. One of the most sweatty gigs we’ve every done, I think 4 stone was lost in weight overall! We mixed in a few covers with all of our own songs and the crowd lapped it up. Awesome night!
Also Mark has a new kick drum skin with the new logo one it which was on show last night for the first time.
So we are looking for a new manager / PR person. We are parting ways with our manager Kevin Gaughan after a years service. We’ve enjoyed working with Kev, and would highly recommend his services if you are an emerging Leicester band. But it’s time for us to step up a level, so we begin a new search. If you are interested and think you can help take Resin to the next level, please get in touch. So thanks Kev, and good luck with what ever you do next. But I should add that Kev will still be involved with Resin in and around Leicester.
Last Saturdays gig was in Kettering (somewhere we’ve never gigged before) upstairs at Jaspers Bar. What a big venue! And a ex lap dancing club, sadly the dancer have long gone, but that did mean the people there were going to watch the bands. First up was Stonepit Drive who started their set with a heavy version of Poker Face by Lady GaGa. Dispite this initial waste of my time they put on a solid performance, and anyone wearing a Dan Marino jersey has taste.
Next was Divine Solace who have a keyboard player? Drummer was very impressive as well as the axe skills of the front man. But pointless walking around “I’ve got a wireless guitar” is worthy of vomit. I was more impressed with the array of table snacks provided by Chez (image below). Next we played to the remaining crowd (lots left before we begain, presumably because they could see we didn’t have wireless guitars, and because the other bands had run over by 40 minutes and it was now nearly midnight). We left some Resin love in Kettering, and some copies of Embrace the Fall are now in circulation.
Next here is a little review from our last O2 Academy Birmingham gig.
Lastly well done to our friends Emperor Chung and Mordecai who have both been added to the Download line up for 2013. We have gigged with both these bands over the last 12 months, and highly recommend you go check them out if your heading to Donnington in June.