Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so we’re making this a permanent feature on the site. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.
We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.
Next in the hot seat is Los Angeles-based indie electronic / rock singer Resin. We’ve not covered Resin in the past, so we are just learning about her and her music! If you’re not familiar with Resin, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
My name is Niko and being originally from Prague, Czech Republic but living in US, I am both influenced by European dark electronica and American power rock and punk. In my music I try to merge both worlds – it’s electronic, maybe even little spooky but with mostly traditional rock’n’roll structure. I also listen to lots of ambient and classical music and so I think you can hear that influence as well. I think it’s an interesting blend of all these random genres that inspired me throughout my life. I call Resin’s music dark, ambient electronica
As an artist, how do you define success?
I’m not sure. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to fully acknowledge success, you know, to say, hey, I made it. Success is such a stagnant, selfish word. That being said, progress is a success.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
I struggle with getting perspective – I tend to get overwhelmed by the amount of information out there and steps I have to take. I am especially awful with social media – the thought of constant self promotion without a break really freaks me out.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
“Land of Ours.” I might be the only who’d pick that one though.
Here’s the video for her track “Hoarse,” too!
Who do you consider your greatest influences?
Definitely Kurt Cobain. I always saw him as my soulmate, felt special connection while listening to his music. But I am heavily influenced by Pixies, Hole, Rezz, Boris Brejcha, Czech folk music, Trent Rezone’s film scores…it changes all the time.
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
I used to paint and draw a lot. I used to write stories and poems. But lately, I feel too overwhelmed or maybe too lazy to do that. So I spend my energy on arts and crafts.