New Northern-Irish alternative guitar music from the mind of Adam Leonard (of The Owl Service). Invaderband play choppy, post-punky songs, flavoured with old-school space alien action as on the lead single ‘Attack Of The Pod People’. This self-titled debut full-length is released on vinyl by the Tectona Grandis label.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 09 March 2017One side effect of the rise and rise of Sleaford Mods is that it’s made it ok for …um ..more vintage men to make punk inspired music without fear of getting laughed at. Of late Leeds has Wharf Street Galaxy Band and now we have Northern Irishman Invaderband to take their cues from Buzzcocks, Half Man Half Biscuit and John Cooper Clarke. These are people so comfortable with themselves that they are completely fine with rhyming submarine with tangerine, margarine and aubergine. Although this music doesn’t drag music kicking and screaming into the late twenty teens it provides enough familiarity to play a game of spot the post-punk influence. The lyrics are generally semi-humorous observations sung with a nod and a wink an in a very distinct Lancashire accent geographically miles away from their Northern Irish bolt hole. I think we need to be told what's going on. Weirdly at times I’m reminded of what might have become of Kaiser Chiefs had they been content to stay in Leeds and play the Royal Park every week rather than the burdensome fame they have to put up with these days. It's fun, slightly ironic pop with buzzsaw guitars and an unpretentious nature I like a bit more art to my post punk so my favourites are the PiL like ‘Spirit Photography’ and the closing kraut burr of something called ‘Tree Erection’ but it's fun enough and will be a blast live I reckon.
9/10 Kevin Forlano Customer review, 4th April 2017
Album review-Invaderband by Invaderband. What an album!!. I'd never heard of this band but my brother got me this album because the list of named influences -Stranglers Buzzcocks, Devo- was totally "me" up my street and I’m sooo glad he did because it’s a little classic and if this was released in the seventees or eighties it would be reveered I’m sure of it. Brilliant songs great playing. Best track-Spirit Photography. Viva INVaderband!!. More please!!. I also hope to see them live in the future.
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