Derry, County Derry
Invaderband are a garage/artrock band assembled in 2012 in Derry, Northern Ireland by Mancunian singer, guitarist and songwriter Adam Leonard who enlisted local musicians to voltage-enhance his dystopian post-punk songs. Their self-titled debut album was released in January 2017 on CD, Ltd vinyl & DL. Since then the record has enjoyed radio play throughout the UK & Ireland (BBC Radio 6Music, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle, RTE 2FM, RTE 2XM, RTE RNAG & Today FM) and has received widespread critical acclaim (see below for press quotes). Tracks from the album have now been 6Music Recommended by Steve Lamacq TWICE.
PRESS FOR THE ALBUM
+ “If John Peel was still with us, this lot would be one of his favourite new bands” - The Daily Mirror
+ "Invaderband have set the bar incredibly high ... sounds like a lost classic" - The Irish News
+ "A rare breed of a record. Impossibly earworming" - The Thin Air
+ “Definitely one of the records of the year. Magnificent” - SWIT
+ “Sly and cunning with a great hook. I really like this…” - Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6Music
+ “Really good ... smashing record” - Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6Music
+ “Splendidly anarchic” - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6Music
+ “Fresh, invigorating & snappy” - Mickey Bradley, BBC Radio Ulster
+ "Fantastic. A great debut record" - Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster
+ "Incredible. An absolute must-have" - Stephen McCauley, Electric Mainline, BBC Radio Foyle
The band recently (May 2017) supported Damo Suzuki of Krautrock legends Can at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Previous slots have included supporting Ex-Magician, Alabama 3, Jape, The Mighty Stef & Overhead The Albatross. The band are currently planning a series of headline gigs both north and south of the border.