The Ten Pound Factor has been a labour of love for frontman Ryan Chisholm (who also plays all other instruments on the CD except drums) Like other indie bands, He had had little success in trying to secure a record deal. Chisholm did it his own way by initially releasing his own three track demo and through that experience, the ten pound factor was born.
With brother Chris on drums, The Ten Pound Factor offers thirteen solid tracks on their debut full length release. Immediately, two things are obvious- the music is innovative and the lyrics are and insightful. Hints of the a "rockier" Beach Boys, Thrills and Oasis surface but the band find their uniqueness in the way they layer and blend various instruments including tamborines, keyboards, shakers, all of which are met with a heavy rock two guitar interplay. Sound interesting? It is.
The blending of percussion and harmony really make each track unique but look for the best tracks on the CD in songs like "My Story", I'm here today and "Our Philosophy". Luckily, there is nothing one dimensional about the The Ten Pound Factor as they make excellent use of so many sounds, winding and weaving through a myriad of musical genres. For a good listen, pick this CD up- the The Ten Pound Factor is definitely worth its weight.