Oscar Pegorraro – vocals
Jason Hatmaker – guitars
Matty Shea – guitars/keys
Dennis Patterson – bass
Rich Beddoe – drums
With their potent new cover of Adele's “Set Fire to the Rain,” award-winning, hard-hitting Active Rock quintet NO RESOLVE have covered a song that is not only meaningful, but vocally the biggest challenge yet. The group wanted to take an amazing song, and put it’s own hard rock twist to it, emphasizing a harder, broader musical chorus. The song sounds BIG!
NO RESOLVE recently signed a multi-album deal with the new Noise Machine label, with “Never Back Down” as the band’s first release. That self-made career is already quite impressive. NO RESOLVE has racked up numerous accolades and rabid fans for their high-energy, deeply personal, thematic songs. Radio, from SiriusXM’s Octane (who had “Never Back Down” in full rotation) to a number of terrestrial station supporters, who helped drive the 2020 cover “The Thunder Rolls” up to more than half a million Spotify streams In 2 weeks, while “Never Back Down” is currently at 520 thousand and climbing. Their fan base is growing rapidly, with over 125 million total streams, and over 400,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
While the lineup’s beyond-impressive and self-achieved success (including more than 17 million streams of their 2012 single, “Get Me Out”) caught the label’s attention, the Michigan-bred band knows that it all starts with the music. After a few releases under their belts, and each of them charting, the label/band relationship is stronger than ever.
Once social distancing rules were slightly relaxed, the label sent NO RESOLVE into the studio to record the track; still using health precautions. “We’re really excited to be part of the Noise Machine family; the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler -- we couldn’t have asked to be working with a better team. We’re already doing songs with features; a Garth Brooks cover with other artists in the label group. In fact, the song stayed at #1 on iTunes rock charts for weeks, and even landed multiple times at #1 on the Billboard. Pegorraro stated “There are so many new creative opportunities for us, especially with touring shut down now.”
Also the band had big 2020 news with a new member: powerhouse drummer Rich Beddoe, formerly of Finger Eleven and Saint Asonia. Clearly, the last couple years have seen huge musical and personal growth for NO RESOLVE. “You know, it's a new band with Rich, and our game has been upped in every way, even our vibe and look,” Pegorraro observes. “It’s still us, but definitely a change. I feel that we've gone somewhat more modern, while still casting a wider net for bigger sounds.”
NO RESOLVE is living proof of the passion espoused in “Set Fire to the Rain.” 2021 is not going to be an easy year for anyone, but the band has managed to stay on the charts, cover a surefire hit with “Set Fire to the Rain” (along with an equally cool performance video) for what just may be the biggest song of their career.
The awards the band garnered only cemented what the fans already knew: NO RESOLVE is a force to be reckoned with. The band really kicked things into high gear with their 2012 single, “Get Me Out,” which the group’s home NHL team, the Detroit Red Wings, played during their playoff games. To date, “Get Me Out” has received over 17 million views on YouTube.
Then, after almost non-stop touring in support of their debut (they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Papa Roach, Hinder, Pop Evil, Sick Puppies, Buckcherry, and more) at the end of 2014, NO RESOLVE went into the studio with producer Shane Grush to create their first full-length album, Unity. The album, featuring “Love Me To Death” and “What You Deserve,” was recorded in Michigan and Tennessee and took 18 months to produce.
Dropping in 2017, Unity debuted at #45 on the iTunes Rock chart and #10 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart. It was also highlighted on Amazon’s Hot New Releases. Bryson Roatch, brother of Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix, shot and directed the band’s first video single for one of the album’s most popular songs, “What You Deserve.”
Two years later, the unstoppable lineup was at it again: “This Is War” from 2019’s The Divide, helmed by producers Martin Bak (The Tea Party) and John Pregler, earned even more accolades for the hard-working band. Now, a mere year later - and what a year -- with the release of “Never Back Down” debuting at #27 on the iTunes Rock Charts (a song so strong it pretty much convinced new drummer Beddoe to join NO RESOLVE), the band is starting a whole new chapter. The group, who writes as a band, has already worked Beddoe into that process, and, as Pegorraro says, “he’s a brother now.” Expect a lot from No Resolve in 2021.
Known for heady topics, the band now has a wealth of new inspiration to draw on. NO RESOLVE (who took their name from an unresolved chord at the end of a song, hence the song title and band name NO RESOLVE) clearly has excellent karma…and they’re getting the success and breaks they deserve—but really, it’s more than karma, it’s what they’ve worked so hard for and believed so strongly in. Sometimes the good guys DO win.