Originally from Surrey in the United Kingdom, Resonance is comprised of musicians Harry G-F and Ollie Towler with a third member Priya Goodwin, making her first appearance on the forthcoming and self-recorded EP We Found the Cure. G-F and Towler met when they were teenagers and have played music ever since they were nineteen when they wrote and recorded their debut EP Associations and Implications. The EP was recorded in MasterLink Studios, mixed by James Welch.
The band describes the EP as “a mix of electric and acoustic instruments coming together, sounding like a Radiohead, Mac DeMarco and M83 crossover.” The EP opens with “Take A Piece Of Me”. I can hear some of the M83 influence in the opening riff with the synth. That comparison doesn't last however because the verse felt far more aligned with a indie rock act. The chorus is catchy and explosive. It's a well delivered song that is single worthy.
“Hammond’s Dream” could easily be a score for an epic film like Lord of the Rings or Saving Private Ryan. It's a very short piece and although the strings are clearly digital it hits all the right notes. Perhaps the band has aspirations to become the next Max Richter. “Koda” is simplistic with a single acoustic guitar and piano composed by the artists. I felt the instrumentals were notable parts of the EP.
"Same" is a soft, heartfelt song. It reminded of Swell Season. The singing is really well delivered and the piano chords were so beautiful that I choked up a bit.
This EP is short and is not much more then a sample. I look forward to hearing more from them. Take a listen.
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