Red Bull Studios X Download – Interview with Invocation

Potted history of the band…

Milton Keynes based groovers get together and make sweet sweet jams. Playing
shows with tech familiars Hacktivist, Heart of a Coward, Chimp Spanner and gracing several festival stages from UK Tech Metal Fest, Properstock and Euroblast in Germany.

Mission statement of the band?

To create and play music with frenetic energy and an epic  atmosphere.

Dream collaboration?

The Hodgetwins.

Stage you’d most like to play?

Download Festival obviously and as many other stages we can get on!

Recently played on your iPods?

Arcane Roots, Steve Vai, Heart Of A Coward, Whitechapel, Cloudkicker…

Song that changed your life or made you want to go into music…

Matt – Wait and Bleed – Slipknot
James – 5150 – Van Halen
Tom – Viceroy – Cloudkicker
Rob – Everything and anything groove!
Alex – Points of Authority – Linkin Park

Favourite lyric (by another artist)?

You see a mousetrap, I see free cheese and a fucking challenge

Best lyric from one your songs?

Close your eyes and open your mind.

Who would you most like to tour with and why?

Dillinger Escape Plan. Because… Pure. Fucking. Lunacy.

Most likely headline to accompany a story about your band

Bananas unite the world through heavy music and goofy videos.

Least likely headline……

Invocation collab with Will.i.am

Sum up your sound in one sentence…

Thick and heavy textured sounds with a huge atmosphere and a wide dynamic range.

An interesting fact about each member….

Alex has an alter-ego named Tyrone
James (aka Dangerous Bryan) is notoriously accident prone, and sustained 3 different head injuries during the Through The Smoke video shoot..
Tom loves his cat.
Matt is training to become a zookeeper
Rob is a pirate

Dream rider requests….

Jagermeister and Red Bull! Plus some pitas and hummous, maybe some peri peri chicken and thai food. Beers. Peanut butter. Brown M&M’s.

If we play Download...
We will bring an intense and energetic live show with some heavy heavy grooves and sweet sweet melodies!

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