MAIN STAGE – Sunday 16th July
Brought together from Brighton’s diverse and thriving arts scene and a love of the hypnotic, spontaneous and psychedelic sounds of dub, Resonators is a band blurring genre boundaries and carving their own niche within the ever-evolving sounds of dub-reggae. 2016 saw them release their third album, Imaginary People (out on Wahwah 45s), described by rootsreggaereview.com as “nine tracks of beautifully crafted, exquisite roots reggae”.
Two striking and contrasting female singers front the group, breaking down the notion of the big ego front-man. Drawing on the collective input of its nine members the band create a sound atypical of the reggae scene.
Ranging from the haunting and melancholy, to soulful lovers-rock style and a leaning towards the deep and heavy, Resonators’ music is influenced in equal parts by UK sound system culture, classic roots reggae and a diverse musical background. Good vibes and a positive message dominate, embracing the tradition of reggae as a force for good, promoting unity and compassion to counteract the divisive, alienating and judgemental rhetoric we hear so often. This essence can be heard in Resonators lyrical content and their live show; an immersive, psychedelic live dub experience with an energy that’s infectious and second to none.