They may be called Repeater, but the Long Beach, CA based band replicates no other. Comprised of Steve Krolikowski (vocals, bass), Rob Wallace (keyboards), Alex Forsythe (guitar), and Matt Hanief (drums), their music is a combination of heartfelt vocals, art-rock guitars, pounding drums, and lush keyboards. Repeater began in 2005 after the disintegration of synth-rock band The Main Frame. Singer / guitarist Steve Krolikowski and keyboardist Rob Wallace decided to forge ahead with a new project, hoping to achieve a unique, modern rock sound which combined pieces of all the best influences from the 1980s and 1990s (Joy Division, The Cure, The Chameleons, The Smiths, Pulp, Radiohead etc.)
The band quickly developed a powerful sound based on a driving rhythm section supporting simple melodic hooks, and released their debut EP Motionless Hour in March 2007. Iron Flowers, their stunning first full-length album, came out last year and caught the ear of multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (Korn, The Cure, At The Drive In, Slipknot) who decided to produce their sophomore effort. Let’s just hope that his name alone will attract some attention from the media and give Repeater the mainstream exposure they deserve. Fans of Interpol and Editors should keep an eye on this lot, they surely have potential.