Review – Resin at Firebug, 22nd December 2018

with Chambers, Cadence Noir, Fractions and Resin

Tonight’s show was organised by Resin Events.
Reviewed by Lydia Till

Christmas celebrations were in full swing at Resin’s annual Christmas party!

Resin Events hosted their seventh Christmas party at Firebug on Saturday, 22nd December 2018. Simon Yarwood, joint founder member of Resin, annually hosts the event to celebrate the festivities. This year, there were four bands who put on a show for the crowd.

Chambers warmed up the crowd by opening up the festival. Whilst they specify their genre as ‘their own’, they definitely brought a more rock-infused style to their performance. A highlight included their rendition of Santa Claus is Coming to Town, getting everyone in the spirit for the holidays.

Lydia Till interviews Chambers after their performance.

Chambers Photo by Kevin Gaughan

Cadence Noir were one of the more ‘out-there’ bands of the night, just see their song titled ‘F*** F*** Boom Boom’. They released their newest album ‘Physical Copy’ the day of the festival which gave them the opportunity to perform lots of their new material live. One member of the audience even described their sound as ‘jig music on acid’.

Lydia Till interviews Cadence Noir after their performance.
Watch this video, by Kevin Gaughan, of Cadence Noir performing at this gig.

Cadence Noir Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Fractions provided one of the heaviest performances of the night. They gave a high energy performance that got the crowd going. The band have an EP called ‘Forces’ out, and we look forward to their upcoming release which is said to be released in 2019.

Fractions Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Closing the show were the hosts Resin, the headliners the audience were waiting for. It was refreshing to see a woman play such an intricate role in a rock band in such a male-dominated genre. The band showed how a variety of instruments, like the violin, can be incorporated successfully all together. They drew in the biggest crowd and ended the show on a high.

Resin Photo: Kevin Gaughan

As 2018 draws to an end, most of the bands performed their last gig of the year. Many are promising new music for 2019, so there are many more performances on the way – and hopefully another Resin Festival next year.