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A Dirty Dozen with NATHAN MARIAT from RESOLVE – May 2021

 

According to a recent press release: “Dipping your toes before jumping into the deep end is something that will reward you in more ways than you realize. Those extra hours spent wondering “What if?” will all be worth it when you figure out the best way to make it a reality — rather than pushing too soon and being left to wonder: “What if we had done this differently?” RESOLVE have been savoring every second of their journey so far and biding their time — observing, learning, and building — and making sure that every single aspect of how they’ve wanted the band to function was fully realized before delivering it to the world. Now is the time to reveal what they have been working on — and t’s quite the spectacle. Starting their journey back in 2016, after their previous projects parted ways and with their intentions set on this being their forever band, vocalist Anthony Diliberto, bassist Robin Mariat, and drummer Nathan Mariat have spent the last half-decade tinkering with the formula that feels the most suited to them. Making their first mark in 2017 with debut EP Reverie before following with standalone single “Carmela” in 2018, it wasn’t until 2019 that they felt truly at home in their sound. That was in the form of Pendulum, a collection of three songs that represented the beautifully bludgeoning and densely expansive sound that was resting in the back of their heads. The band ultimately landed on Spotify’s New Core, New Metal Tracks, and Kickass Metal playlists, as well.” We get drummer Nathan to discuss new music, influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

Our latest single is called “Seasick Sailor.” It’s our first release in almost two years and the start of a new era for this band. As always with our music, we like to go deep in terms of production, so we encourage listeners to grab their best headphones and listen closely cause there’s some bits and pieces to be found.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

For all of us, it was live music that blew our minds first. These first shows you see as a kid, that makes you go like « so I too can get on a stage and rock out? », I think this was the catalyst for putting our lives into this.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Not heavy music related, but one that comes to mind is Toto – Live in Amsterdam. The most insane level of musicianship, inspiration for days.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Thrice, The Plot in You, Periphery, Karnivool, and Woodkid.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

Joe Duplantier from Gojira because… Gojira.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

STOP. CALLING. US. A. POST. HARDCORE. BAND. Just kidding, call us whatever you like, but we always feel more at home saying we’re a metal band.

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Anthony got the drinks and singalong covered; you could even say that’s what he does best. Robin is always the one to cook, that’s probably his biggest passion outside of music.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

Our first show as Resolve was opening for a big festival in our hometown with Architects headlining. Everytime I Die, The Devil Wears Prada were also playing and walking into the venue was the biggest pressure rush any of us experienced yet I think.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

There are two main things for us, that feeling you get listening back to a song you just wrote and thinking « we just did something amazing », and getting to see the world and spend time with your favorite persons.

10. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

There are a few things we thought of, but honestly, it’s all the good and the bad that we went through that brought us where we are today, and there’s not really a thing that we would change.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

The sessions for Thrice’s Vheissu. Getting to see the creative process behind “For Miles” would be a dream.

12. Due to the current world situation with COVID-19 / quarantine / shelter in place, what have you discovered you miss the most from your life before the pandemic struck?

Shows and getting to build face-to-face conversations and friendships with people.

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