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Released November 5th 2012
Nine-piece Brighton and London based band, Resonators, have firmly established themselves on the dub reggae scene, finding a unique and distinct sound. Resonators’ music embraces diverse influences, making their music relevant in today’s Bass culture as well as reminding us of reggae’s uplifting influence on the dance floor.
Inspired by the meditative quality and universal appeal of Jamaican roots music the band radiate a playful and unified stage presence. The two lead singers Kassia Zermon and Faye Houston wipe away the notion of the big-ego front man whilst Darren JamTone provides live dub effects, and the balance is set. Following its release in 2010, Resonatorsʼ eponymous debut album gained worldwide and national radio support on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and Kiss FM from the likes of Mark Lamarr, David Rodigan, Lauren Laverne and Craig Charles.
Since signing with Wah Wah 45s, the band have released four heavyweight 7" singles, receiving international radio play and widespread acclaim.
The last couple of years have seen them play at legendary venues including Brixton Academy, Koko, Jazz Cafe and at top UK and European festivals including Glastonbury, Green Man and Outlook Croatia. To date, the band have shared stages with Horace Andy, Fat Freddy's Drop, Mad Professor and The Skatalites amongst many others. This summer saw them at Lovebox, Sunrise Celebration and Notting Hill Carnival, to name but a few.
The eagerly anticipated second album and first for Wah Wah 45s, The Constant, will be unleashed on 5th November 2012 on vinyl, CD and download. It fuses direct and healing messages about today's world with progressive roots-inspired dub and a deep soulful sound. The first single taken from the album, Surrender was released earlier this year and was described by David Rodigan MBE as 'British Reggae at its best.ʼ
“An extremely well-rounded and highly enjoyable performance from a band that oozes confidence, are at ease on stage and most importantly have a real thirst for and understanding of real, authentic reggae music.” UK Reggae Guide
“Resonators are just about the hottest thing on the UK dub/reggae scene right now. They have managed to capture the true essence of the 70s golden age of reggae and then added a new spice...every song offers the listener something fresh. Itʼs like being at the Notting Hill Carnival - with the passing of every lorry float, there is a new rhythm or mood to be sampled.” Bearded Magazine
“A troupe of some of the finest musicians I have seen in a long time. Washed with warmth and nostalgia, their set breathes all the heat of classic reggae into the room but their music is distinctly modern - a fine testament to the timeless aplomb of the roots sound as the years go on.” Data Transmission
“Beautiful vocals, relentless energy and an adherence to old-style dub backdrops” Stamp The Wax
“There's rain outside the tent but Resonators make sure there's nothing but sunshine within the canvas walls... the stylish outfit hail back to the great 70s era of reggae and dub.” Virtual Festival
“Brighton institution Resonators stand out from the current glut of tame British rootsy reggae bands… well worth checking out” LostatEminor.com
“…elements are truly beautiful and haunting. In these days of homogenised, digital recordings lacking in any individual sound or identity it is most encouraging to hear something so truly original… most refreshing”. David Rodigan MBE
Resonators – The Constant Tour
26/10 World HQ, Newcastle
31/10 Komedia, Brighton Album Launch
09/11 The Attic, Bristol
10/11 Scala, London Album Launch
01/12 Soundhism, Nottingham
02/12 Hifi Club, Leeds
07/12 The Cellar, Oxford
08/12 Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Cornwall
Release/catalogue number: WAHCD019
Release date: Nov 5, 2012