INVSN (pronounced like “invasion”) have announced the release of a new EP titled Forever Rejected on March 16, 2018 via Dine Alone Records worldwide (minus Scandinavia). The EP features 2 freshly minted tracks that are a natural continuation of the ‘partially’ new sound that emerged since the release of the band’s most recent LP, The Beautiful Stories. Adam “Atom” Greenspan (Nick Cave, The Veils, Supergrass) who produced the album also mixed the songs on the new EP. Says Dennis Lyxzén of the new EP, “There are incredible dance elements, but also hard percussive sounds and a boundlessness that we did not really have before.”
Best known for prominent members Dennis Lyxzén (Refused and (International) Noise Conspiracy) and Sara Almgren, ((International) Noise Conspiracy) INVSN is a stark sonic contrast to Lyxzen’s & Almgren’s punk and hardcore roots. The band was officially founded in 2009 by Lyxzén, André Sandström (The Lost Patrol Band), Anders Stenberg (Deportees) and Robert Pettersson (Hurula). Over a period of four years after the first album, they released three more: Hela världen Brinner (2010), Saker som jag sagt till natten (2011) and INVSN (2013). The band was then joined by Almgren who notably started The (International) Noise Conspiracy with Dennis, after playing with Marit Bergman, Sahara Hotnights and founding two bands with Hurula, The Vicious and Masshysteri. In 2017 the long awaited album The Beautiful Stories was released, with the latest addition Christina Karlsson (Tiger Forest Cat) on keyboard and vocals.
The Beautiful Stories garnered nominations at Sweden’s independent music gala Manifestgalan for “Composer of the Year” and a Grammis nod (Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards) in the “Rock of the Year” category.
Equal parts of dark wave, indie, industrial and rock, INVSN has performed almost 200 shows supporting their last two albums throughout the U.S., in Canada and across Europe. More information and tour dates will be announced when available. In the meantime, you can listen to Dennis Lyxzén’s intimate and in-depth interview with George Stroumboulopoulos at The House of Strombo: