In Focus is the second studio album by Materialeyes. While the initial album, Strange Road was generally well received, there was some argument regarding it being strictly prog rock or not. In Focus is definitely an album brimming with prog artefacts. There are a fair amount of Moogs, Hammonds and various assorted instruments. In Focus should probably appeal to many progheads. There are some reminiscent of band like Barclay James Harvest and Camel but first and foremost, the band has their own sound. Materialeyes are a band of experienced musicians from the north of England. The new album is very varied with epic tracks like Elizabethan and In The City, melancholic songs like The Poet, very beautiful songs like Waterfall and lost-love-song like A Cold Wind.
Materialeyes was formed when experienced musician/songwriter Dave Westmoreland met and befriended guitarist Will Lawery at an open-mic night held in a pub near Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. In 2016 guitarist and all round musician Martyn Howes was invited to join the fun. This trio who are influenced not only by the great prog rock bands such as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Camel, to name but a few, but also by a diverse range of music from all genres both old and new.