“My Invisible Friend is an Italian trio based in Parma. Livid colours, penetrating, with a Roland TR-505 as filter. Somewhere a dreaming voice. Guitars’ bites, that mouth turns into a speaker and finally shouts louder, louder!” I love it when a band know themselves well enough to be this succinct.
Welcome to the world of Ann:::bass,vocals, Cristian:::guitar,vocals, Joe S:::guitar, vocals, and not forgetting the indefatigable, Roland:::drums.
It delivers everything that an experimental, “instrumental shoegaze/dreampop/noiserock” album should. There are intense barrages of guitar looped frenzy, counterbalanced with dazzling washes of ethereal bliss.
‘Hiko Shrine’ is The Virgance’s second album, following the success and critical acclaim of its predecessor, ‘Lost Continent‘ which was released in February 2014.