Guitarist/vocalist Sel Balamir formed Amplifier with drummer Matt Brobin and bassist Neil Mahony in the early 2000s in the shadows of post-punk mecca Manchester.
But the band has more in common with such hard rock legends as Led Zeppelin
, the Who
, and Silverchair
than they do with Morrissey
. The band made their self-titled 2004 debut on the Music for Nations imprint, and followed it up with The Astronaut Dismantles Hal in 2005. ~ Rob Theakston, Rovi