The Resistance

The Resistance

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL

Currently in the process of Recording their second album in Peter Gabriels Real world studios the Resistance are itching to take the new material to the people


There are few bands out there that write intelligent music. There are few bands that come up with perfect harmony lines that capture your attention immediately. But when the right ingredients come to play and a right meeting of minds, there are no boundaries. This band began with a meeting of minds -“Rob and Dave” wrote all these well thought and crafted songs at home. Next came the additional musicians to give it new dimensions. Thus making up The Resistance. With a number of accolades already on their belt (Pick of the Week on Phantom FM, Pick of the Fortnight in Hotpress Magazine and numerous radio support Nationwide) the band have just completed their debut album (Bag of Bones).

Their fine musical texture, which is very hard to find nowadays in new bands, is a very important part of this debut Album- comprised of Rob Mc Donnell, David Patterson, Eanan Patterson, Rob Allen, Diarmuid Breathnach a collection of instruments which make their way onto the record (double bass, Guitar, Violin, Keys, electronica, and glockenspiel. There's even a salt cellar in there somewhere!).

Show me a World to Love is their first Single, released on St. Valentine’s day (Feb 14th 2009). They also embark on a nationwide tour that will see additional dates added. They have a keen following and aim at reaching every part of Ireland this year. They have supported the likes of Cathy Davey recently and we will see more supports like these popping up in the months ahead. They have a list of live radio sessions booked in from RTE radio to the likes of WLRFM & KCLRFM and right around the Nation. So tune in your radio to your favourite station. You can try to ‘resist’ the temptation to listen to their music but Adam & Eve wouldn’t approve of that now would they.


The Water

Written By: Dave Patterson, Rob Mc Donnell, Sean O' Connor

My hands raised up at your walls
Left here buried to my neck in sand drowning for my sins water comes wonder what news it brings
fear can sometime be your friend
no matter what, struggle against the tide
funny what life is knowing what we know
living for a little more than what we own

and the water flows on

no one here to help me out of here
up to me to save my own skin tight
drowning for my sins water comes washing away the faith, which can sometimes be a crutch no matter what, don’t struggle against the tide
trouble with life is knowing when to let go paralysed by the things we’ve yet to own

and the water flows on

dove in too deep this time, wading through the depths of my mind.... and the water flows on


Debut album (Bag of Bones) will be available July 4th 2009 from Itunes, Napster, Cdbady and Amazon. As well as Tower Records and Road Records in Dublin.

Set List

In Time
Bag of bones
Show me a world to love
Half the burden
The water
10 Step Plan
Faking a story
To have and to hold
Spinning tops
Dug In
Better I take a breather