TBFM’s Mucka Jay caught up with guitarist Simon Yarwood and vocalist James Botha from RESIN ahead of their Bloodstock appearance…
You have just re-released your album ‘Embrace The Fall’ with SAN PR. What was the reasons behind the re-release?
[James] We were told that if you already had an album out, reviewers are not really interested in it. We wanted to reinvent ourselves. We have remixed and remastered the CD version so it has a better sound.
Publicity for the album, how have the reviews been so far?
[Simon] We were really impressed with Matt Haslam’s review on behalf of TBFM. Some reviewers listen to 10 seconds of tracks and write a paragraph whereas Matt not only had the CD but travelled 200 miles to come and see us live to get the full flavour of the band before writing his review. Read Matts review here
So the review in Kerrang Magazine. It was almost a complete slating yet it has been fantastic to the band, care to explain?
[Simon] Well it has been the worst review of the album so far yet it has had the biggest response from fans in a very positive way. Our average reach on Facebook for a bit of feedback is about 300 people, but the Kerrang review we put on our page had gone over 7,000 and with over 100 different people commenting so we are very pleased with this and happy to buy the reviewer a pint at Bloodstock, which we are playing at.
You didn’t win the Metal to the Masses Final, so how did you still get onto the bill at Bloodstock?
[James] Cheeky Simon. We were talking to Simon Hall from Beholder between bands in the final and Simon mentioned doing the full set acoustically but the rest of the band laughed off the idea.
[Simon] About 10 days later I gave a nudge to the powers that be and next thing is, we are playing the acoustic stage at Bloodstock 2013.
So what are the plans after Bloodstock?
[Simon] We’re in London in September supporting ‘Attica Rage’ but were not booking gigs at the moment as Mark, our drummer is leaving the band.
Yes, I was going to ask about your drummer, what is the future ahead without him?
[Simon] Mark wanted different things to the rest of the band. He was happy with the gigs we were playing but we are really pushing the band and getting a lot more gigs and maybe a bit more time spent on the road than he wanted.
[James] Without sounding like a massive band, we didn’t expect to be playing Bloodstock when Mark joined the band, it was more about writing songs and going out there to have some fun. The way things are going now Mark is thinking it could go even further for Resin and he didn’t want to commit to that part of it, which is fair enough.
So what are you looking for in a replacement for your drummer?
[Simon] Pretty much the same as when we took Mark on, which is basically for our bass player Sev not be be so bored he starts hoovering in the background!
[James] We want someone that will click with us but we also want someone that is creative. Please get in touch!
Now you have done Bloodstock, are you looking at new material?
[Simon] We are writing constantly, with around 2/3rd’s of an album complete and ready to record. Every week we are adding something extra whether it be a chord, a riff or a verse.
You are a very versatile band. Great electric sound but also fantastic acoustically. Is there any plans for an acoustic album?
[James] There is now you’ve said that!
[Simon] Every album we do with have at least 1 or 2 acoustic tracks as it is a big part of what we do
RESIN’s debut album “Embrace The Fall” is available now on iTunes and via their website: www.resinband.com