Ralph has played tracks by Manchester band Multiplier previously on his eponymous Radio KC Indie Show and to good feedback. So when he heard they were releasing a shiny new EP in may he thought it'd be a good time to take a closer look and listen.
The Multiplier EP is three tracks of sublime Indie Pop goodness with shades of Thom Yorke overlaid on a smattering of fellow North West band Doves and wrapped up in some British Sea Power.
No bad thing says I.
Multiplier will be releasing it on a limited edition CD at their launch night in Manchester's Fallow Cafe on May 9th and available to download thereafter from May 11th.
Evolving over the last four years, the band comprises of Andy Gardner on Vocals, Phil Hartley on Guitars, Danny Callaghan on Bass and Rod mcFarlane on Drums.
Multiplier kick in with lead track Choice which starts off with mean and moody percussion, building into an almost plaintive, evocative vocal.
A strong start that's followed by Heart Of Gold with it's bouncier, poppier and radio friendly feel, an obvious choice for a single release and guaranteed to be a fans favourite live.
Final track Acres is probably my favourite of the three as Multiplier again descend into a dreamier more introspective soundscape.
Strong songwriting combined with consumate musicianship which they describe as - "Rich passionate vocals, guitar that shimmers and roars, pounding yet melodic bass and driving drums that interweave the songs rather than merely act as a foundation."