Debut singles can be a thing of wonder.
The right single at the right moment can catapult a band from nobodies to somebodies overnight and can depict the current mood of the nation much more succinctly than a ten-thousand-word dissertation.
While that’s not the case here, there is enough evidence on show to mark Myriad Things in the “ones to watch” pile.
According to the press release, the Belfast based act formed in 2018 and were “…just beginning to creep out of their shag carpet covered van for gigs at the beginning of 2020…” before You Know What hit. However, not all was lost as “…it was during this time that the band crafted their muscular debut single ‘Let It Come Down’.”
Consisting of Jonnie Rice on guitar/vocals, Brendy Doran on bass and Jimmy McCrory on drums, it’s clear that the band are ploughing the same soil that the likes of Nebula, Funkadelic and Gov’t Mule: vintage psychedelic rock that’s just as groove oriented as it is riff orientated, with the tempo being laidback as opposed to driving, which is unusual in this day and age but certainly no bad thing.
Being a three piece, there’s plenty of room for some nifty guitar soloing and the groove to develop (which it certainly does) but the drums could do with being a bit more prominent in the mix to make the song that more powerful. Also, the lyrics feel like an afterthought at times, which is a shame as a set of lyrics exploring the darkness of the narrator’s journey into hell would contrast beautifully with the music and tie it back to the blues without it being an obvious rip off.
Overall, based on this single, Myriad Things could be offering up something mighty in the near future.