Resonance returns to Neck of the Woods, joining our friends Northern Waste and Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs, for a night of rock ‘n’ roll. Northern Waste and Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs will also be debuting their latest singles.

For more information, visit our gigs page. Tickets available now: http://ticketf.ly/2f0v2sC. And hear what Londoners have to say about it:

Resonance will be back at one of our favourite venues in San Francisco: Pianofight in the Tenderloin. We last played there in November to a packed house. This time, we’re joined on the bill by The Rugs and Kyle Martin Band. More details on our gigs page. Tickets on Eventbrite.

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“Are you finding flaws, just to stay in the game?”

I thought of this line from Song To An Artist the other day, during a conversation with a friend of mine, let’s call her Austin. She was telling me about a friend of hers who was unhappy at work. Austin had tried to encourage her friend to look for a different job, but her friend was convinced it wouldn’t be better anywhere else. Further, she started to question Austin on whether the happiness Austin had found in her own workplace would really last.

I felt the gears in my head moving. This was sounding awfully familiar. And I said: “There’s a name for that. It’s called ‘finding flaws’.”

I think I can safely say we’ve all experienced this at one time or another. We’re in a situation we’re unhappy with, and we see alternatives around us that could potentially make us happier. *But* we’re so scared to take the leap, that we criticize the very thing that we’re desiring, so that we can talk ourselves into believing we’re better off where we are. And we stay there – in a familiar, yet uncomfortable, holding pattern.

This is: finding flaws, just to stay in the game.

But do we ever really buy into the fake arguments that we make ourselves swallow? Isn’t there a little part that’s always nagging at us inside, a little voice that asks ‘are you sure…’?

As I said, I think pretty much everyone experiences this. Artists are no exception. We have choices at every turn: pick something that just might lead to greater happiness, or stay safe in the game as we know it? If you’re an artist, I think I don’t have to give you any examples. You know exactly what I’m talking about, and your own examples are probably flashing through your mind right now…

I know. It’s uncomfortable.

And this is where the next bit comes in. I guess part of what Song To An Artist is about, is this: how to find love within ourselves to help us reach out for the things we want. Because even on the days we wake up feeling inadequate or doubting ourselves, the universe – which is itself a massive expression of creation – loves what we do and wants us to keep doing it:

“when you wake up in the morning, does it feel like the same old day?

that same day, you know, I couldn’t resist… resist your way”

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The brainchild of singer-songwriter Radhika Rathinasab​apathy, Resonance is a music project that specialises in bringing multiple genres together under one voice. As comfortable with funk and rock as with pop and calypso, Resonance is difficult to pigeonhole and all the better for it.

‘Reverie’ is a dreamy samba/calypso number inspired by a flight over the Andes mountains. Written as a simultaneous love letter to the scenery and its ability to inspire the artist within, it’s a track packed with lyrical subtlety offset by a party vibe and solid guitar soloing. From the ‘molten eyes’ (the mountain lakes) to the ‘suspended space between sea and sky’ (the rocky plains), it’s a song that takes you on a visual journey across the peaks.


 
Or click here to listen: http://soundcloud.com/resonancemusicproject/reverie-mastered-jan-2014-mp3

Listed last year as a nominee for MTV’s Brand New Unsigned Competition, Resonance is a project with genuine pedigree. The new tracks, recorded by Dave Moore (who works on the sound team for X Factor/BGT and also worked on Bond film Skyfall) and mastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin, U2, Lana Del Rey, Paloma Faith), mark out their ambitions to become one of the premier new bands of 2014 – a far cry from the career as a lawyer that Radhika left behind to set the whole thing up.

It is this change of scenery which informed the band’s name. Resonance is ‘what happens when something moves at its natural frequency’, something Radhika feels she is now able to do having left her legal career behind to focus on writing and performing.

Music was always going to come calling for Radhika, and so it proved. And it’s paying off too – the steadily growing online fanbase are coming from far and wide, from the UK, France, India, Singapore and Indonesia.

Resonance - Mister Policeman

The brainchild of singer-songwriter Radhika Rathinasab​apathy, Resonance is a music project that specialises in bringing multiple genres together under one voice. As comfortable with funk and rock as with pop and calypso, Resonance is difficult to pigeonhole and all the better for it.

New single ‘Mister Policeman’ sits squarely in the funk bracket, opening with a rhythmic, guitar laced groove and never letting up. With a brazen, infectious beat and a selection of dynamic rhythms, it’s dark but fun – catchy and energetic enough to turn an acoustic performance of the song into an impromptu jam at a recent gig.

Or you can see the video here: http://youtu.be/1Tum0R9ggBs

The track is addressed to a character in a fantasy book series, one of a multitude of art forms with which Resonance feels a creative affinity. In one of the books he’s possessed by a demon, which leads him to battle the beast as he tries to do the right thing in his day job – hence the lyric ‘does the job of angels with a devil inside him, it’s true that there’s not far to fall / every time he sees it in their eyes, he sees it in his own / tell me what are you, mister policeman?’

Listed last year as a nominee for MTV’s Brand New Unsigned Competition, Resonance is a project with genuine pedigree. The new tracks, recorded by Dave Moore (who works on the sound team for X Factor/BGT and also worked on Bond film Skyfall) and mastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin, U2, Lana Del Rey, Paloma Faith), mark out their ambitions to become one of the premier new bands of 2014 – a far cry from the career as a lawyer that Radhika left behind to set the whole thing up.

It is this change of scenery which informed the band’s name. Resonance is ‘what happens when something moves at its natural frequency’, something Radhika feels she is now able to do having left her legal career behind to focus on writing and performing.

Music was always going to come calling for Radhika, and so it proved. And it’s paying off too – the steadily growing online fanbase are coming from far and wide, from the UK, France, India, Singapore and Indonesia.

Today, Resonance announced the release of its official music video for The Other Side.

The Other Side is the 7th track from Resonance’s debut EP, If The Fires They Burn Too Bright. Resonance has simultaneously released The Other Side as a single, now available on iTunes.

The band has also been in the studio in January 2014 and will be releasing two further singles. Recorded over two days at Assault & Battery 2, a London studio owned by Flood and Alan Moulder, the singles feature the energetic and soulful rock that Resonance is known for. More information will be announced in the coming days.

Why should you vote for Resonance? From Miami Beach, FL, Radhika explains why it’s a good idea. Vote for Resonance: www.brandnewunsigned.mtv.co.uk/act/resonance

Resonance has been shortlisted for the MTV Brand New Unsigned competition this year! We’ve now made it through to the voting stage, so we’d love your support to make it to the next stage.

Please visit this link (or click on the image below), cast your vote for Resonance, and let MTV know that you’re backing us: www.brandnewunsigned.mtv.co.uk/act/resonance

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With your support, we could be playing that guitar on the MTV.

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