An Introduction To The Invisible
January 16, 2013
12 Months ago The Invisible felt like London’s best kept secret. Dave Okumu, Tom Herbert and Leo Taylor were perennial figures on the city’s music scene and their eponymous, 2009 debut album received a Mercury nomination but their heartfelt, stirring 2012 follow-up ‘Rispah’ propelled The Invisible to a new, larger audience. The record’s a confident combination of spaciousness and wilder, powerful moments, which looked certain to become one of the biggest releases of the year.
However promotional duties for the record were postponed after Okumu was electrocuted on stage in Nigeria. After spending time in hospital, he returned to Britain nursing a broken leg and racing around on a rather fetching scooter.
This break meant that the record quietly gathered momentum. On ‘Rispah’ The Invisible stray from their jazz roots, stripping back their sound and delivering a formidable live show which sits the band beside the world’s strongest post-rock outfits.
The Invisible – Generational (Theo Parrish Remix)
The Invisible – Wings
The Invisible – Protection
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