It’s time for another Rock Sins Introducing look at a band who are new to our readers! This time around it’s a band delivering a welcome slab of homegrown British hard rock, Leicester natives Resin. Their singer Dave Gandon gives us the lowdown on the band and a few personal favourites. Over to you Dave!
Welcome! Please introduce yourselves to our readers:
I’m Dave, singer and guitarist for Resin.
Please tell us a little bit about the history of the band:
Resin was formed in hinckley by Simon and chez they set off as an acoustic act then developed into what is seen now.
Which one of you is “the funny one” in the band?
Stuart, and everyone else a very close second.
If you had to describe your sound, how would you do so?
Porn in musical form.
Do you have a particular way of song writing and writing music, or does it vary?
It generally comes from a guitar part, but in my short time so far in the band, inspiration is everywhere, and everyone adds something. It’s a really cool place to be right now.
Tell Us About Your Brand New E.P Persecution Complex…
It’s a body of work that represents us in a true light. 2 songs were older unrecorded tunes (oht and Angel ) that the new line up took on and made our own and printing money was written by all of us as a new band, so obviously that one is very special to us. Were all very pleased with how the ep came out and If the reviews are anything to go by I think it’s being well received.
You’ve cut your teeth at some of the UK’s best festivals including Bloodstock and Breaking Bands, are we likely to see you on the festival circuit again next year?
I hope so! All the big achievements happened before I joined so I’m hoping to at the very least match what’s been before. I also want to mention how great the resin fanbase is , for welcoming us new boys in. I was almost not going to audition because of the fear of not being up to the task of carrying on the legacy. I love our fans, they’ve been fuckin awesome!
Is there much in the Resin diary for the rest of 2015 now that the E.P is out for everyone to hear?
Yes, we’ve got a few good gigs coming up and the highlight is definitely the Xmas party (my first!) that resin always sign the year off with.
If you had to choose one song of yours to show to potential new fans of the band, which one would it be and why?
Open heart trauma, it’s one of my favourite tunes (and it’s on the ep) and it really showcases us as a band. Brilliantly written and its a tune that stays with you. It’s also special to me as it was my audition song
Who would be your dream band to go on tour with?
Temple of the dog.
What is the best flavour of ice cream?
Lastly, Who is your favourite Simpsons character? (If you don’t like The Simpsons you can suggest another cartoon character)
Homer, it’s gotta be!