Invaderband Release ‘I Won’t Remember You’

‘I Won’t Remember You’, released 12th March, is the first single from Invaderband’s second album, ‘Peter Gabriel’ – following up on their eponymous 2017 Northern Ireland Music Prize-shortlisted debut LP. Like the fruit of a now-lost collaborative project between Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley and Wire, it’s an immediately earworming punk-pop nugget that clocks in at just over 2 minutes. Accentuated with razor-sharp guitars and a singular voice, the track release is cut from a strain of garage-leaning art rock that embraces idiosyncrasy and eccentricity, à la Supergrass, Super Furry Animals, or ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’-era Blur.

On first glance, ‘I Won’t Remember You’ is pointed vitriol, but it only masks a sardonic, underlying self-reflection. Lyricist & frontman Adam Leonard says:

It’s not about anyone in particular, just sadly a regular occurrence these days – simple autobiography. The original title was ‘Forgettable, That’s What You Are’. Back in socialising times I was often non-plussed when meeting people I’ve apparently talked to before. I could be cruel and say these people did not make an impression, but it’s actually my fault. My brain is either not recording memories correctly, or not retrieving them, or both. It’s a cliche to say “my memory is terrible”, but I’m absolutely certain I’m a world class forgetter.

Total Non-Recall. Sorry, who are you again?”

Invaderband are a garage/art rock band assembled in Derry, Northern Ireland by Mancunian singer, guitarist and songwriter Adam Leonard, who enlisted local musicians to voltage-enhance his dystopian post-punk songs. Having honed their live act throughout 2013/14, Invaderband issued debut single ‘The Implausible Man’ in April 2015 on Record Store Day, followed up by ‘Attack Of The Pod People’ in December 2015.

Their self-titled debut album arrived on 6th January 2017, met with radio play throughout the UK & Ireland on BBC Radio 6Music, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle, RTE 2FM, RTE 2XM, RTE RNAG & Today FM, receiving widespread critical acclaim and a shortlist in the Northern Ireland Music Prize. The quartet have played Other Voices, and their singles have been on 6Music Recommended by Steve Lamacq twice.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Soundcloud

About IMRO
Our Board
Our People
Press Room
Governance & Policy
Music Creators
Coronavirus Advice & Resources
Members' Handbook
About Copyright
How do I Copyright a Piece of Music?
Copyright & Traditional Music
Muso Online Protection Solution
History of Performing Rights
FAQs on Copyright
Royalty Distribution Schedule
IMRO Distribution Policies
Competitions & Opportunities
Travel Grant Form
Irish Radio & Useful Contacts
Other Music Bodies in Ireland
Structure of the Irish Music Industry
Affinity Schemes
Music Creators FAQs
International Partners
Music Users
Customer Update | Covid-19
Do I Need a Licence?
Sign Up for a Music Licence
Pay Your Licence Online
IMRO and PPI Tariffs
Dual Music Licence Explained
Music Licences for Businesses
Hair, Beauty & Health
Factories & Offices
Leisure, Sports, Social & Fitness
Functions & Other Events
Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Hotels
Music on Hold
Music Licences for Live Events
Music Licences for Broadcast & Online
Music for TV Broadcast
IMRO TV Blanket Licence
MCPS TV Blanket Licence
Independent Production Company Licence
Secondary Exploitation / Programme Sales
Music for Radio Broadcast
Music for Online Music Use
Online Music Licences
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD)
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD) Licence Form
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL)
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL) Form
Music licences for Recorded Media
Production Music
Production Music Form
Individual Synchronisation (Sync) Rights
Music Licences for CDs & DVDs
AP2 Form
Covermount AP7
AP7 (CD) Form
AP7 (DVD) Form
Premium Products
DVD / AVP Licence (Audio-visual product)
Music Services B2B
Music Users FAQs
FAQs on Music Licensing
What’s Your Soundtrack Campaign
Supporting Music
IMRO Live Music Venue Awards
IMRO Tune-Up Your Business Award
IMRO Academy
IMRO Seminars & Workshops
IMRO Music for Film & TV
Other Voices 2020
Sponsorship Applications
News Archive
Contact Us

Please select login