A 5-piece Sydney-based Metalcore band that combines heavy, punchy grooves with melodic and textural overtones. Our music is ultimately about the celebration of life, the idea that this life that we all lead is further improved by confronting and working through affliction, be it at a personal or universal scale.
So what’s happening in your world right now?
Howzitgarn Nick, we just released our debut album, “New Light” and have played a couple of shows supporting it with our new drummer, Adam B! We also did a radio interview recently on Triple H FM which is a community radio station covering the Hornsby area (“The Sohan and Marni show”, check it out!). We’re looking into playing some shows in Victoria on the horizon and we’re also working on our very first video clip.
How long have you guys been playing and how did you meet?
We’ve been jamming for a year and a half now, but have been playing shows since August last year. We’re all high school friends who all knew of each other and weren’t even really friends until we all finished high school. Three of our four-piece line-up at the time (Fredi vocals and both guitarists; Nik DeLay and Dante) moved in so that we had a place we could write the album we’ve just released. Adam B is the most recent addition to our family, who didn’t go to anywhere near our high school but has been the perfect addition to our line-up. We met him through an online musician forum a mutual friend had set up.
Why resonance, what does it mean to you?
In science when two or more objects resonate, they are said to be on the same wavelength. This type of connection is what we’re hoping to reach through our music and art with both our fans and collaborators.
What shows are coming up that you’re playing at?
We’ve got two shows at which we’ll be showcasing our debut album, New Light. One at Venom (The Agincourt Hotel, near Sydney Central Station) on the 16th June with Empirical, The Horrorwood Mannequins and DARKC3LL (Event can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/337593129623482/) and one at The Lucky Australian Tavern (81 Forrester Rd. St. Mary’s) on the 24th of June supporting Hearts Like Wolves who are headlining and My City Screams who are doing their Surroundings E.P. tour , in which bands Memorial Avenue, Where’s Rachel and Truth or Tragedy will also be joining us (Event can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/372255399492129/)! Should make for two really amazing shows! Come to one that suits you or even better both!
Any video clips online we can check out?
We are currently working on one for the title track of our album. We actually just finished the storyboard, went location scouting and will be holding auditions for key roles soon! The style of the clip is gonna have some surrealist influence, particularly the work of Maya Dereen. If you want to get any more insight as to what else the clip will feature read the lyrics up on our facebook (in the “lyrics” album) while listening to the song “New Light” and stare intensely at the background picture! It’s a rather telling and vivid experience you’ll find!
Who is you’re fav band you’ve shared the stage with, so far?
Both Incendia Throne and Seconds ‘Till The End put on a good show, Past is Practice really bring the partay and The Horrorwood Mannequins are a good live act and have always been very supportive.
Got just one good story you care to share?
We had a mannequin in our band as a drummer for our first 9 shows. We’re not even joking! We’d dress him up in a pair of Death Before Dishonour mosh shorts, black slip-on Vans and an old ResonancE band t-shirt we had. He even had his own dick, a flesh-coloured dildo/vibrator that was once left at our doorstep for reasons unknown. Once at a show we played at Club Venom his “member” fell loose and we proceeded to make the best of the situation, we’d start these circle pits using the “dick” as a relay baton during Incendia Throne’s set. Good times hahaha. So in case you’re wondering how you could possibly sneak a dildo into a club, now you know how!
…What about an embarrassing one?
As a band, relying entirely on a drum machine (and a mannequin for a drummer) for your set to musically function is always gonna be a problem. We were well aware of that risk, having grown impatient from not being able to find a drummer for so long. But we never thought that we’d have technical difficulties with the drum machine at our very first show! It was a battle of the bands comp at The University of New South Wales and we only had a 20 minute set to play. The drum loop we had on DeLay’s laptop to kick-start our set wouldn’t play at all after 5 seconds for some reason. We’d tried over a dozen times and it would just keep failing. It got to the point that the time we were taking to get the drum loops up and running was eating into our set time. Toto, our bass player ended up having to run all the way to DeLay’s car to fetch his iPod, the shortest route being a solid 5-minute run through an oval full of AFL players doing their Wednesday night training. Picture a dude with a Phantom of The Opera mask, skinny jeans and girls shoes with studs on them running amuck an oval full of AFL players doing their training! It’d be the second most embarrassing thing to being a streaker at a cricket match! We ended up only being able to play one song, but still got through the heat remarkably and we ended up playing at The Roundhouse the very next show for the final! I guess it was a sign!
Who writes the songs, what do you guys mainly sing about?
Generally there is no one person assigned to a particular part of the writing process. We all get into a room and hammer it out. For us its imperative we all believe in the songs, and that they aren’t just one individual’s. That being said, the genesis of about 90% of the songs is Nik Delay, he’ll usually get the ball rolling with ideas for the music. New Light is a very cohesive album as we all lived together when writing it and as a result of the 30 tracks we’d written, only 7 made the album.
Our songs are generally reflections of past relationships, a vast majority of them from our high school years. We always wanted to be the High school band singing about things that happened at school. Our grade was one of the only grades that didn’t have a high-school band, so we were really driven to carry the flag. Our lyrics are very exposing of us, cause if anyone from our school were to read them, they’d have a good idea what we’re talking about. A lot of it centres around stuff we couldn’t say to some of them back then. Underlying in all of the songs is a philosophy; the simple principle that love isn’t just a mushy word that describes the subject of an intimate relationship between men and women, rather it is a mechanism and an energy that we can use to succeed, express ourselves and connect with what really matters in life.
Got any shout outs you want to give?
All the bands we’ve mentioned so far, Stevie “the Cunt” Knight (aka Cunty Knight), Orlanda Kade, all our collaborators and all those that’ve ever supported us. Big shout out to Stand Your Ground Bookings who are looking at reviving the grassroots Punk/Hardcore/Metal (+ every core you could think of) scene from the ground up…now that’s a good cause to get behind!!
Absolutely make sure that you see these bands live, you’ve got no excuse not to catch such quality live music when it’s around the corner from you:
For All Eternity
Hearts Like Wolves
The Ocean The Sky
Buried in Verona
As Chaos Unfolds
And last but not least, that one-man acapella band, Confession.