Up until now InMe have always divided opinion. The band's 4th album, "Herald Moth" is a record which reveals a band matured, one who has clearly shaken off the early 'emo' trappings of their 2003 debut. "We wanted to create lots of technical layers with an edge; to heavy, melodic tunes," opens lead vocal/guitarist Dave McPherson. "With 'Daydream Anonymous' we established a more mature sound and pushed our abilities as musicians. Now we've really stepped that up. The new album is darker, more epic and grander than we've ever been."
Lyrically the album deals with the great hardships McPherson has had to come to terms with. "I've had a particularly tough couple of years. Not to say I feel sorry for myself but things haven't been particularly easy. Part of that was I gave in too much, became too weak and let everything get on top of me. The main theme throughout 'Herald Moth' is adversity really. It gave me a therapeutic outlet to spit out all the darker, negative things within me to become stronger at the end of it."
InMe formed in July 1996 as Drowned with a mutual passion for all things music. Dave McPherson had been good friends with original bassist Joe Morgan since they were both cheeky little 4 year old scamps, after years of friendship the time had come to really piss off the parents... it was time to make a racket. They sought out the only drummer they knew - Sir Simon Taylor. After the very first rehearsal they all knew they would be doing this for quite some time. Gigging began anywhere and everywhere for the next few years and good times were had.
In 2001 they changed their name on signing with Music for Nations. After three singles, the debut album "Overgrown Eden" was released January, 2003 and entered the UK album charts at #15. During 2004 the band signed with V2. Their second album, "White Butterfly", was released June 2005 and featured the singles "7 Weeks", which reached #36 in the UK singles chart and "So You Know" which reached #33. Bassist Joe Morgan quit the band and was soon replaced by McPherson's brother Greg in the middle of 2006 and in 2007 they went on to agree a new deal with Graphite Records for the release of "Daydream Anonymous", the band's most critically acclaimed album to date. In the autumn of 2008, second guitarist Ben Konstantinovic joined.
"We'd wanted a 2nd guitarist for a long time," Dave explains. "But the right guy never came along." Ben began playing on McPherson's regular acoustic nights around the UK. Over time it became clear he was more than the man for the job. "He completely blew everyone away," confirms Dave. "He has a maths degree and is a qualified pilot too!"
InMe never limit themselves and in their 13 years of existence have constantly evolved to become the four man machine they are today. Their passionate and innovative attitude towards creating music has led to the creation of their proudest opus, "Herald Moth". Due out in October 2009 with a full campaign behind it, InMe have never been hungrier.
"Herald Moth" will be available including additional bonus-material.
UK's Kerrang! is already praising "Herald Moth" with a 4K review: "Essex rockers continue to triumph in the face of adversity."