INVSN hails from the more isolated parts of northern Sweden.These five friends dabble in post-punk/dystopic pop or some brand of alternative rock music. Think of the New Wave punk bands of the eighties mixed with garage from the 21st century and you’ll get a taste of their sound. This month they will release their forthcoming LP. The Beautiful Stories on Dine Alone Records, June nine.
Single “This Constant War” by INVSN
Their First single “This Constant War” utilizes a militia of percussion that invokes the feeling of persistence. A prod and a push to keep going especially in times of public and private turmoil – INVSN continues to create music that inspires the mind, body and punk soul.
Its members have come together from a wide variety of influential Swedish bands. Sara Almgren hails from Masshysteri, Christina Karlsson from Tiger Forest Cat, Anders Stenberg alongside playing with Lykke Li is also a member of Deportees, André Sandström was in DS-13 and Dennis Lyzxén started out in the seminal punk outfit Refused before playing in The (International) Noise Conspiracy with longtime collaborator Almgren.
“I wanted to write about the longing for resistance to the cultural/political/musical landscape that holds us imprisoned”
– Dennis Lyxzén, frontman of INVSN
Songwriting with a Political message
The band Recalls that “INVSN has always had a political message, but few other songwriters have the ability to add additional dimensions of existential struggle and soul-searching like Dennis Lyxzén. In our time, when many moral and deeply humanistic values are being challenged by right-wing movements all over the world, INVSN is a necessary outcry from a counter-culture that has far from given up. Their music might be rich in anger, but the belief that a change could be carried out is never far away.
Photo credit: Press material via Girlie Action / DINE ALONE RECORDS