News

Listen: The Invisible - “Save You”

Single Out Now via Ninja Tune

Feb 09, 2016

London's underappreciated and fantastic trio The Invisible have shared a brand new song, "Save You." Zane Lowe premiered the song on his Beats 1 show and you can stream the funky track below. It's out now as a single via Ninja Tune. More

Listen: The Invisible - “Easy Now”

Taken From Sessions for Forthcoming New Album

Aug 28, 2015

London's highly underappreciated and seriously great trio The Invisible have shared a brand new song to Soundcloud. "Easy Now" was recorded during the sessions for the band's forthcoming third album and is, at the start at least, slightly more overtly dance-y and electronic than their previous work.  More

Listen: The Invisible’s Dave Okumu - “Grateful Heart”

Part of Upcoming "Body of Songs" Project

Apr 10, 2015

Later this summer BBC Radio 1 Gemma Cairney and composer Llywelyn Ap Myrrdin will release a uniquely curated compilation titled Body of Songs, a work that sees some of Britain's most talented musicians each write and record songs inspired by a distinct part of the human body. More

Jul 31, 2013

UK trio The Invisible have announced that they will supporting Jessie Ware this November during her scheduled headlining tour through the U.S. More

Listen: The Invisible - “Into Me”

Featured on Reissue of Debut Album

Feb 05, 2013

Mercury Prize-nominated UK trio The Invisible have announced that they will release a reissue of their breakthrough self-titled debut on Feb. 25. More

Listen: The Invisible Remix alt-J

A Cut From An Awesome Wave

Nov 08, 2012

The Invisible recently gave Mercury Prize winning quartet alt-J the remix treatment.  More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap

Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010

Photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010. The gallery includes photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Mar 22, 2010

In my experience, Saturday night, the last night of SXSW music, is usually the weakest night. Most bands and attendees are fully burnt out by the time the fourth night rolls around and some industry folk even leave Austin on Saturday morning or afternoon, so the Saturday night line-up simply isn't as strong. Whereas on previous nights there were as many as five bands playing at the same time that I wanted to see, on Saturday night there were rarely more than two truly appealing bands playing at once and during certain hours there was only one. The beauty of this is that you don't have to agonize over which artists to see. Despite our tiredness and severely sore feet after four days of standing and trekking around Austin, three of the four artists we did see Saturday night got us up and dancing. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Set Times Revealed

JanSport Presented Event This Saturday

Mar 16, 2010

Under the Radar is pleased to announce the set times for its 5th annual SXSW Day Party 2010, which is happening this Saturday March 20 at Emo's East Annex (Klub Krucial) from noon to 6 PM, and is presented by JanSport. The line-up includes Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

New Invisible Video “Jacob & The Angel”

Band to Play Under the Radar SXSW Party

Mar 11, 2010

While you’ll still have to wait another week to catch to them at our SXSW party, The Invisible have a new video for single "Jacob & The Angel.” In it, a mysterious (angelic?) force watches an old man (Jacob?) from above. We have the video. More

The Invisible to Play Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Party Lineup to Be Revealed One Artist at a Time

Feb 24, 2010

On March 20, Under the Radar will host a free, all-ages SXSW day party that is presented by JanSport. We will be announcing the lineup this week one artist at a time, so that we can highlight each band with info, videos, and links, to familiarize you with, and get you excited about, each artist. We are proud to announce that The Invisible will be joining our SXSW party lineup. More

Mercury Prize Nominees The Invisible to Play New York Next Week

Band Will Play Three Nights, November 4th-6th

Oct 29, 2009

Mercury Prize-nominees The Invisible have added three New York dates to their tour in support of their self-titled debut album. We have the details. More

Speech Debelle Wins the Mercury Prize

British Rapper Beats out Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, The Horrors, Friendly Fires, The Invisible

Sep 08, 2009

Speech Debelle has won this year's Mercury Prize, it was just announced at a ceremony in London. The British rapper was something of a surprise winner and beat out the likes of The Horrors, Friendly Fires, Bat For Lashes, The Invisible, Florence and the Machine, Kasabian, Glasvegas, and others. Debelle took the stage and immediately gave a shout out to one of her fellow nominees. "Big up The Invisible," she said. Debelle had told BBC 6 Music radio earlier in the evenining that The Invisible were her favorite other nominee. Ironically, despite her name, Speech Debelle gave a short speech. She thanked her label, producers, and family ("my gran's over there").The winner is awarded 20,000 pounds and Debelle also said, "Thank-you to whoever's name is on the check." More

Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, etc. Nominated for The Mercury Prize

The Invisible, Glasvegas, The Horrors, Kasabian, and others also honored

Jul 21, 2009

Every year since 1992 The Mercury Prize has been awarded to the best album recorded by an artist from either the United Kingdom or Ireland. Last year Elbow won it. This morning 2009's nominees were announced. They include Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, The Invisible, Glasvegas, The Horrors, Kasabian, and others. More


Interviews

The Invisible

To Everything a Season: The Full Interview

Oct 12, 2012

The Invisible's second album, Rispah, is a dark, claustrophobic-sounding follow-up to band's Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled debut from 2009. The 11-track song-cycle, completed with the passing of frontman Dave Okumu's mother in mind, features a wash of electronics swirled into the band's big-city grooves. More

The Invisible

At First Glance

Feb 01, 2009

The Invisible don’t sound like anyone else. The comparison points all come with a but or a kind-of. How often does this happen in this day and age of constant cataloguing, categorizing, and pigeonholing? In a gun-to-the-head situation, TV on the Radio would be mentioned for their singularity, and Brian Eno’s production as a sonic jump-off point, but… More


Reviews

Patience

Patience

Ninja Tune

Jun 16, 2016

The mood of an album is often a direct corollary of the emotional state of its creators during the period of its conception. It seems that this was the first time in a while that the members of The Invisible were making music free from personal complications.  More

Rispah

Rispah

Ninja Tune

Jul 16, 2012

Beneath the evocative tide of the rolling synth waves with which Rispah unfolds, we're briefly allowed to overhear the sound of African chantingits tribal drumming begging questions of heritage and inheritance. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap (March 20, 2010)

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

SXSW Day 4 Recap – The Middle East, Casiokids, Tanlines, Wave Machines (Saturday, March 20, 2010)

Mar 22, 2010

In my experience, Saturday night, the last night of SXSW music, is usually the weakest night. Most bands and attendees are fully burnt out by the time the fourth night rolls around and some industry folk even leave Austin on Saturday morning or afternoon, so the Saturday night line-up simply isn't as strong. Whereas on previous nights there were as many as five bands playing at the same time that I wanted to see, on Saturday night there were rarely more than two truly appealing bands playing at once and during certain hours there was only one. The beauty of this is that you don't have to agonize over which artists to see. Despite our tiredness and severely sore feet after four days of standing and trekking around Austin, three of the four artists we did see Saturday night got us up and dancing. More