A Northern Irish four piece aged between 22 and 25, Invinyl have been working on their fairly regular rock sound since 1999. Opening track, 'Pills N' Thrills' combines a chugging guitar riff with an unsettling vocal that has more than a hint of Mansun about it. This progresses to, 'Grab What You Can', a mid paced grower starting with acoustic guitars and building into a respectable sub Radiohead melody circa 'The Bends'. It's on final track, 'True Love Lies', it's clear where Invinyl are headed. The slightly maudlin guitar strums, the fragile distress in the vocal, tonight Matthew we are Starsailor.
Although this may all sound pretty critical it's important to put it in context. It's not that Invinyl are bad, or even average. Invinyl are pretty damn good at what they do. The problem is that their sound is a much imitated and diluted genre already clogged with sensitive souls trying to claw their way out of bedsits and backwaters across the country. Invinyl have the skills, they just need the inspiration.
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