Bolstered by a band of musicians including Chris McConaghy AKA Our Krypton Son, Gavin McCartney and Rion McCartney, Derry’s Adam Leonard AKA Invaderband first caught our attention back in March of 2015 with his single ‘The Implausible Man’. Now, almost two years on, Leonard has just unveiled his self-titled debut album, a record that – according to the main man – “covers a number of disparate bases: the invasion of Iraq, ectoplasm, alien attack and Alan Rickman, and that’s just for starters. Sonically it’s consistent though – a non-stop stream of dynamic post-punk, brushing Krautrock confetti from its shoulders…”
With hints of influence from such English post-punk and art-rock luminaries as Wire, Blue Aeroplanes, The Fall, The Pop Group and XTC threaded throughout, Invaderband is a rare breed of a record that, by resisting the extant and à la mode, has tapped into another world without having to bow to the whims of this one. Check the album out in full below.