The Resignators, from Victoria, Australia, are a seven headed brash and boisterous ska punk monster, featuring blistering guitar, thumping bass, melodious keyboards, driving drums and a military like horn section, ready to attack, putting a bomb under the relatively easy, feel-good vibes that are often spun in the genre, with their punk-inflected ska.
If anything, they show a more balanced blending of the two genres without becoming too much of one or the other. The Resignators' take on ska is heavy and they tend toward raucous rock with something of a ska twist, but most of all they make you dance!
The Resignators have a lot in common sound-wise with ska staples Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, though with less goofy antics than the former. They also discuss a lot of the same topics as these bands: love, hate, family, and tacos.
It’s no wonder that the band have caught the attention and eardrums of punk fans throughout the world. They seem to have it all: their catchy, infectious sound, combined with the loudness and aggressiveness of punk rock, make them one of the most intriguing bands of the ska genre.
The Resignators have been touring Australia and internationally and have featured on some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and music conferences including SXSW (USA), St Kilda Festival (Australia), Caloundra Music Festival (Australia), Ska Nation (Australia), The Gum Ball Festival (Australia), Victoria Ska Fest (Canada), Pouzza Fes (Canada), Ottawa Blues Festival (Canada), Open Flair Festival (Germany), Pod Parou (Czech Republic), Mighty Sounds (Czech Republic), Train to Skaville (Croatia), Back to Future (Germany), Rebellion Festival (UK), Boomtown Festival (UK), Canadian Music Week (Canada), The Aussie BBQ (USA & Canada), Woodford Folk Festival (Australia) as well as a host of community and smaller festivals.
With four studio albums, (Time Decays, See You in Hell, Down in Flames and Party Dates) as well as EPs Offbeat Feeling and You’ve Got Me Thinking, The Resignators treat their fans not only to a fantastic high energy live show, but provide them the ability to take The Resignators home with them on CD or Vinyl or download their music to enjoy. All albums are also on all major streaming sites, including Spotify and Apple Music
Much has changed since 2005 but the drive and search of good times, great music and an audience willing to dance their arses off remains.