The Resistance

by The Resistance

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Press Release from 2006
Big Badger Recording Co to release debut download / mail-order single from The Resistance, June 28th
The Resistance make electric, repetitive, psychedelic guitar music. With brains.
Using guitars and various analogue and digital electronics, the Resistance manage to convey a sense of urgency and a desire to communicate through music which veers between heavy, pulsing walls of sound and sparkling melodies of guitars and electronics.

Their live shows are spectacular — a shock of light and noise, causing a stir across their hometown of Cambridge where they are described as “the most exciting new band to come out of the city in aeons” (Rhythm Online). On stage, the band stand uniformed and uncommunicative, letting their wall of sound do the talking — a full-on yet haunting electro onslaught, a noise which has the kind of resonance most bands struggle to attain with a chorus. That, and the intelligently crafted films which are projected behind them, work to underline the point that this is not just cleverly pretty ‘soundscape’ music to stare open mouthed, stoned and obedient at, but that it also has something it wants to say.
All this from a band with no lyrics.
This debut mail order / download single proves that the band’s recorded work can match the live experience. Refined, re-structured and re-edited, the Resistance maintain a sense of inevitable, organically raw forward drive. There's a hint of the militia in their seamless coherence and unity: they don't leave any gaps in their image, and they utilise the same casual precision in making rock'n'roll seem exciting again by deconstructing it, throwing away most of the parts and then filling in the gaps with technology in a way which is frankly stirring. Listening to them is simply a revelation, and if you've yet to hear them I urge you to do so now — it's possibly the best chance you have of finding something to be excited about during 2006.

“Sounding a little like Suicide might have if they substituted feedback for vocals, a little like the Dr Who theme tune, the Resistance’s sound is absolutely beautiful in an eerie sort of way. Spine tingling electro with a human face of rapt concentration/fascination. What a good idea.” (Drowned in Sound)

Their 3 track CD will be launched in Cambridge with a gig at The Portland Arms on May 20th (with Autons and The Vichy Government) and nationwide on June 28th at The Soul Tree.


released June 28, 2006


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