Invaderband Is Nigh


It’s been a while. Sorry I’ve been quiet. Life, etc.

But I’m delighted to finally be able to announce my next record. It is the self-titled debut album from Invaderband. And I believe it’s the best thing I’ve ever been involved with. It will be released on 25th November on Digital Download and Vinyl LP formats.

Pre-orders of the vinyl edition will also bag you a free & exclusive 3-track CDr of previously unreleased Invaderband material. These tracks will not be made available in any other way, ever. An instant rarity. Anyway, you can listen to the opening track and pre-order here.


If you don’t want to use bandcamp, you can also pre-order a copy directly from me, which is fine and dandy as it means I won’t have to pay bandcamp or paypal fees.

To enter into such a shady deal, drop me a line at



When someone attacks your imagination

Invaderband ‘Attack Of The Pod People’ – 3 track single OUT NOW!

Digital download:
Google Play

Limited Edition CD available via

Official website:
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After being played by Steve Lamacq a couple of times, the single has been put on the BBC 6 Music Recommends Playlist. Woah!



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The Dark Dog

In the clearing where you wait
There’s no love and there’s no hate
Only he can know your fate
He is seated at your gate
The dark dog

On the blackened snowy street
There’s no light and there’s no heat
All your paths now obsolete
He is snarling at your feet
The dark dog

Now your mind comes to the boil
And a fog descends on all
Ice is forming on your wall
He is scratching in the soil
The dark dog

‘Last Night I Dreamt Of Hibrihteselle’ by Richard Moult

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Composer, painter and poet Richard Moult‘s new solo album Last Night I Dreamt Of Hibrihteselle, a Loegrian dream sequence, can now be purchased from Delphine Dora’s exquisite label Wild Silence. The album comprises of song settings to poems by Mary Webb, Ivor Gurney and Gladys Mary Coles, and includes guest appearances from members of United Bible Studies, as well as artists such as Delphine Dora, Adam Leonard, Amanda Feery and Sophie Cooper.


I am honoured to sing on this album. It has been an immense labour of love for Richard, a friend and true artist, and I believe the finished album to be a triumph.

Download or buy the release via the Wild Silence bandcamp page:


It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy

The debut single was born noisily yesterday on Record Store Day 2015.

Buy the digital single (£1), the CD single with b-side (£3.50) and/or T-shirts (£15 – all sizes) on the new bandcamp merch page here:

We did a single launch show last Saturday (11th April) and it was the best gig we’ve ever done. Here’s a couple of performances from the gig including new song Handcuffed Man Shoots Himself:

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More UK gigs in August will be announced soon…!

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Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro

A review of Octopus Part 8 from Nathan Ford at The Active Listener.

Adam Leonard’s lengthy and exhausting rarities trawl comes to an end with “Octopus Part 8”. For those who haven’t been keeping up, the “Octopus” series has seen him release an eight track E.P of rare and unreleased material every month, for the last eight months. “I’ve saved the best ’til last” Leonard boldly claims, and that sure is saying something. I reviewed the first couple of volumes on their release and they were more often than not outstanding.

What to expect then? Readers who regularly check out our samplers (number 29 in this case) will already be familiar with the terrifying post-punk drone of “Elbow of Termites”, in which Leonard seems unable to decide whether he is Robyn Hitchcock or Dave Brock – rarely has an identity crisis sounded so good! Elsewhere his version of the Beatles’ “Good Morning, Good Morning” is a noisy beast with an odd far-away sound which makes it sound like that annoying neighbor who decides to blast their stereo at 6 a.m. Only, that neighbor has suddenly developed immaculate taste, so you really don’t mind. More often than not though, this is acoustic based, taking in everything from subversions of traditional folk form (a hypnotic radio session version of “Nature Recordings” highlight “The Eighth Tower”),to quirky pop (“Napolean”).

He’s unfairly adept at all of these styles, and defies both logic, and conventional form in his ability to construct a convincing, detailed tapestry from materials which should result in a patchwork outcome at best. I’m not sure if I’d agree with the ‘best ’til last’ statement – that would suggest weaknesses earlier on that just aren’t there – but there’s certainly no signs of a quality drop.

“Octopus Part 8” can be had for free / name your price right here, but only for a month, after which it will revert to £4.00 – still a bargain for a feast such as this. And keep an eye out for the debut release from Invaderband, Leonard’s new quartet, who are making music that he is confident enough to call “the best thing I’ve ever done”. Here at the Active Listener, we’re looking forward to hearing if he’s right – the early stirrings that we’ve heard are pretty flash.

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