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Invader Cain - Feeling The Trend But Thinking Again EP Review

24 May 2012 // A review by Asmith

I find myself wondering just how to describe the sound of Invader Cain... Dirty ‘ol Kiwi Rock n Roll is possibly the best I can come up with.

Filled with rocking riffs and gang vocals I can’t help but relate this sound to the drunken sing-along’s of old, and if you think this is a bad thing you are either too young to understand or too old to be able to read this review by yourself.

If you were wondering what other bands they sound similar too I guess I’m finding that a bit of a struggle too, I can hear little bits of The Offspring, The Foo Fighters, even a bit of The Cult at times but maybe it’s best to just say they sound like Invader Cain, as these boys definitely have their own sound.

This EP is filled with potential hit singles much like the two tracks already receiving airplay, and my personal favourite 'The Devil Sold My Soul' with an almost British Rock n Roll tone and sound to it still unreleased as yet.

If you like Rock n Roll sing-along’s this may just be your new favourite band, and I suggest you check em out!


About Invader Cain

Invader Cain is a group of 4 guys who bonded over the purchase of a new drum kit. Their music is inspired by all the complications, obscurities and uncertainties of life. After forming in mid 2009, Invader Cain quickly established themselves as a formidable and energetic live act, no audience comes away un-sweated! They have played with a selection of NZ's talented musicians, in many of Auckland's well know live rock venues.

The members draw on vast musical experiences including being former band members of 'Ruptus Jack' and 'Siren Junkies'. The major musical influences in the lives of the Invader Cain boys include: The Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins, (early) Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkey's and The Killers. Their songs are very real; they don't write nonsense. With songs compiled of catchy riffs, it's difficult to not let their energy rub on off you. Their music has become an iPod staple of many of those who have been lucky enough to get hold of it!

The debut single 'Sleep' has been released off their EP 'This Is The Moment', along with an accompanying online video which has already had extensive play. 'Shonky' has been released recently as their second single, watch out for the video up soon! These singles and the EP are available from Real Groovy, iTunes and any of the live gigs.

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