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.
Leonard has a prolific history as a musician with an extensive back catalogue of solo and collaborative work, and was an occasional member of one of Stewart Lee’s favourite bands, The Owl Service. He was also the winner of the UK City of Culture 2013 Resonate Award for Best Song. Invaderband’s lead guitarist / synthmeister is Chris McConaghy AKA Our Krypton Son. Bass frequencies are provided by Gavin McCartney (of Here Comes The Landed Gentry, The Murder Balladers) and drums are handled by Rion McCartney (on the album) and John Goodman (live).
Invaderband’s debut single 'The Implausible Man' was issued on Record Store Day 2015 and the follow-up, 'Attack Of The Pod People' arrived in December ‘15. The singles were picked up by local, regional and national BBC Radio, with the latter making it onto the BBC 6Music Recommended Playlist.
The self-titled debut album (below) was released by Tectona Grandis (TEAK005) on 6/1/17. CD, Ltd vinyl & DL.
10th March 2017: Lovely words from The Daily Mirror!
“Sly and cunning with a great hook. I really like this…”
Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6Music
“Really good ... A smashing record”
Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6Music
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6Music
“Fresh, invigorating & snappy”
Mickey Bradley, BBC Radio Ulster
"Utterly fantastic. Get them into your life as fast as you can"
Stephen McCauley, Electric Mainline, BBC Radio Foyle
"A band content in doing things their way without neglecting the power of the hook. Impossibly earworming"
Brian Coney, The Thin Air
“On an aural axis that freewheels between Roxy Music and Magazine. Slickly drilled post-punk”
Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience