This Constant War utilizes a militia of percussion that invokes the feeling of persistence. A prod and a push to keep going especially in times of public and private turmoil – INVSN continues to create music that inspires the mind, body and punk soul. Listen to This Constant War via YouTube below.
“I wanted to write about the longing for resistance to the cultural/political/musical landscape that holds us imprisoned” – Dennis Lyxzén, frontman of INVSN
More about INVSN? Few other bands than INVSN have better conducted the heritage of the now legendary 90’s hardcore scene in Umeå.
Its members have come together from a wide variety of influential Swedish bands. Sara Almgren hails from Masshysteri, Christina Karlsson from Tiger Forest Cat, Anders Stenberg alongside playing with Lykke Li is also a member of Deportees, André Sandström was in DS-13 and Dennis Lyzxén started out in the seminal punk outfit Refused before playing in The (International) Noise Conspiracy with longtime collaborator Almgren.
INVSN has always had a political message, but few other songwriters have the ability to add additional dimensions of existential struggle and soul-searching like Dennis Lyxzén. In our time, when many moral and deeply humanistic values are being challenged by right-wing movements all over the world, INVSN is a necessary outcry from a counter-culture that has far from given up. Their music might be rich in anger, but the belief that a change could be carried out is never far away. Recorded by Adam “Atom” Greenspan (Nick Cave, The Veils) at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, the album, which buzzes with eclecticism, wherein catchy indie rock with pop sensibilities exists alongside industrial electronics. This is post-punk underpinned by repressed anger and frustration serving as a punch in the face of a mendacious society.
Their forthcoming LP, ‘The Beautiful Stories’ (out via Dine Alone Records, 6/9), encases all these diverse and dynamic sounds in one appealing album.