The Invisible are a collective of incredibly talented musicians each with a masterful knowledge of their craft. Patience - their third album proper - sees them dabble with a different sound but ultimately revert to their brilliant best.

The Invisible are, in a clichéd sentence, the best band you've never heard of. Their self-titled debut album was Mercury nominated and named the iTunes Critic's Choice album of the year. The follow-up Rispah was a densely layered "love letter to grief," as described by lead singer and guitarist Dave Okumu with the album being written following the death of a close family member. The band are a clever bunch of chaps indeed with the aforementioned Okumu helping to co-write Jessie Ware's debut album Devotion and drummer Leo Taylor lending his sticks to Kate Nash's debut and the slightly more illustrious Adele album, 25.

Now, a decade on from first forming, The Invisible have released Patience - an album they describe as one informed by "a sense of joy and gratitude for being alive." This feeling is surely exacerbated by the life-threatening electric shock Okumu received while playing on stage in Lagos. Lead single and opening track 'So Well' features a cleaner and more upbeat sound than Rispah with major synth chords interplaying with backing vocals from Jessie Ware. "Easy come, easy go/ if you don't tell me, I'll never know" - the opening lines shine a light on the blissful ignorance of life itself and indicate the direction Patience is heading in.

'Save You' follows on from 'So Well' with another upbeat guitar hook. It's funky with a strong TV on The Radio feel, and that comparison continues with 'Best Of Me' which, along with 'Life Dancers', sees a return of the familiar layering of synths to bring around the rich textures The Invisible are so adept at crafting.

The album loses focus with 'Different' and 'Love Me Again', which feature Rosie Lowe and Anna Calvi respectively. Having the tracks follow on from one another can make it difficult to see where one ends and the other begins, with the female vocalists voices sitting at a similar place in the mix of the tracks. Despite this, the interplay between Okumu and Calvi in 'Love Me Again' is nicely done as they both have smooth and breathy vocals.

Patience truly comes into its own with the closing trio of 'Memories', 'Believe in Yourself' and 'K Town Sunset' (featt. Conan Mockasin) - all three songs bringing back the distinctive lead guitar lines found in Rispah, along with the space and time given for the band to explore melodies and build synths atop each other in extended breakdowns. 'Memories' in particular stands out as being the first track on the album to raise Okumu's voice to a place where it is able to breathe and float above the textures below.

Patience is truly an exercise in patience - an album which is initially dense and challenging but which reveals more and more with every listen. The first half may be more instantly accessible but the final three tracks of The Invisible's third album sees them slip into their favoured lane and take the mantle as the most hypnotic and aurally enveloping band in Britain today.