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<a href="http://accidentalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/one-one-2">London Girl by Accidental Records</a>
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  • Jul 21 2009

    The Invisible receive Mercury Prize nomination

    The Invisible have been nominated for the 2009 Barclarycard Mercury Prize! This makes their stunning debut officially one the Albums of the Year

    The Matthew Herbert-produced record has already been hailed by critics and fans alike. Great to see it getting the credit it deserves. 

    Not heard it yet? Buy it from our shop or iTunes now!

    Click the video link to check out their critically aclaimed live performance at the Mercury Prize! Awards…

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  • Mar 26 2009

    The Invisible are iTunes Single of the Week

    kind folks (with excellent taste) at iTunes have made The Invisible’s next single, ‘Ok’, their Single of the Week! That means that it’s a free download, so click through to the iTunes homepage and you’ll see a bright shining ad for the download; click on this and the track is yours to keep and cherish. Isn’t technology great?

    Click on this link to access the band’s iTunes page, or go to their myspace for details of upcoming gigs

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  • Feb 12 2009

    The Invisible’s Eponymous Debut

    The Invisible’s eponymous debut is out on March 2nd, but you can pre-order this sonic masterpiece now-click here.

    Time Out described The Invisible thus:  “they’ve evolved a light-filled and groovily insistent, electro soul-pop hybrid that recalls Scritti Politti, Talking Heads, Arthur Russell, Bilal, Robert Wyatt, Prince and latter-day Radiohead - possibly unworkable on paper, but in actuality, near perfect. Their sound is sophisticated yet earthy, intelligent but deeply heartfelt, comfortingly familiar yet zingily fresh”.

    The band are supporting the album by playing a number of live dates, and we wholeheartedly recommend that you get down to one-more details on the band’s myspace page.

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Towards the end of 2006, Tom, Leo and Dave, three friends with impeccable musical pedigrees, (including Roisin Murphy, XX Teens, Amy Winehouse, Paul Epworth, Polar Bear and Bugz In The Attic), embarked on what was originally intended as a solo project for Dave. A beautiful album gradually emerged and,via the process of its creation, The Invisible was born.

London Girl and the band's eponymous debut LP are ambitious and skillfully crafted slices of sumptuous music, wide-ranging in their diverse influences and uncompromising in vision. Theirs is a world where Prince, King Sunny Ade, Sonic Youth, Queens Of The Stone Age, Shuggie Otis and Radiohead are immersed in fruitful creative dialogue. Classical, medieval church music and more digitized dance sounds all simmer beneath the surface too.

Through their combined magical musicianship and songwriting, The Invisible meld these disparate soundsto forge something special, fresh and altogether new.

Production on the album is handled by Matthew Herbert. The Invisible are the first group that the celebrated electronic pioneer has been inspired to work with in this way. Herbert's influence can be heard in the balancing of electronic elements with more natural, organic sounds, matching his studio expertise with the band's live sound. Another vital element within the creative dynamic is the presence of phenomenal UK-based singer Eska, whose contribution adds significantly to the mood and texture of