I end up ignoring a lot of the unsolicited music submissions that come into my inbox- I don't have the time and it's not really what this blog is about. I got one a few weeks back which I didn't delete straight away and then a follow up email (which usually pisses me off but this time it did remind me to give them a listen). Multiplier are from Manchester, a four piece band, promoting their debut ep which contains three songs. This is the lead song, Choice.
They reference Doves, The Chameleons and shoegaze in their press release and that isn't too wide of the mark, especially with the guitar playing. The drumming reminds me of The Bunnymen's use of the tom toms and singer Andy Gardner has strong, deep voice. This widescreen British guitar music is pretty unfashionable at the moment- which makes it all the more appealing to me somehow. Multiplier seem a bit like a band who have pitched up at the wrong time and that's not a bad thing at all. You can get the mp3s at Bandcamp (pay what you like). Second song Heart Of Gold is my favourite right now, those guitars and backing vocals really hit the spot. Smithsy. Last song Acres is where the shoegaze shines through the early morning haze. Good stuff, a cut above and full of promise.