The Invisible create a thick but satisfying musical stew from their cerebral blend of art rock, post-punk, funk, dance-pop, and Afro-beat.
The London trio began when singer/guitarist Dave Okumu tapped bassist Tom Herbert and drummer Leo Taylor for a 2006 solo project. The trio swiftly gelled; realizing themselves as a unit, they took the name the Invisible and were snapped up by Accidental Records
run by Matthew Herbert
, who also took the production reins on the group's debut album. Released in the U.K. in 2009, the hard-to-peg record received almost universally stellar reviews from the British press, and earned the act a position on that year's Mercury Prize short list. The Invisible signed to Ninja Tune
for their 2012 sophomore album, Rispah, and their third full-length, Patience, which saw release in 2016. ~ Jason Thurston, Rovi