The Resignators, Australia’s premier ska/punk band, kick off lucky 2013 with a big bang by releasing their new EP “Down in Flames” on March 15 on Care Factor Records, produced by Craig Harnath (Living End, Jet, Oasis, Wilco, Bodyjar) and guitarist Steve Douglas (GWAR), and mixed by Jez Giddings at Hothouse Audio in Melbourne.
The 7 year old 7 piece band runs the gamut of “innocence to experience” with an astounding 40 year span in the member’s ages, representing 3 generations of musical background and influences, from 1st wave Jamaican ska to today’s hardcore punk.
The Resignators have always been about having fun, onstage and off, but “Down in Flames” is different from previous recordings in that it reveals a more serious side of the band, with lyrics and musical content that reflect The Resignators’ concerns with a number of topical issues that the band feels should be expressed.
The sound of the new EP is appropriately huge with monster guitars, epic organ, heavy drums, thunderous bass, and one of Australia’s best horn sections – laying a bed for passionate vocals that cry out the meaningful messages of these new songs, all the while propelled by the danceable drive of a ska backbeat infused with punk energy that is The Resignators trademark.
The Resignators live shows have to be seen to be believed, transforming a lifeless crowd into dancing mayhem.