LIVE DATES & FESTIVAL SHOWS – SUMMER 2017
NEW SINGLE – ‘ANIMAL’ – 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017
London ska-punks, Imperial Leisure have announced a string of live dates to coincide with the release of a new single on Altska / Indiesonics on the 29th of September 2017.
‘Animal’, freshly remixed by James Bragg at J&J Studio, is one of the stand out tracks from the band’s current album ‘Lifestyle Brand’ and will be available digitally and released on limited edition seven-inch vinyl.
The live dates are the first of many that the band will be playing over the coming months in the build up to the tenth anniversary of the release of their debut album ‘The Art Of Saying Nothing’ next year. Imperial Leisure will celebrate this milestone with the release of a special new deluxe edition featuring the original album together with bonus tracks and new mixes.
Originally formed in 2008, the current line up of Denis Smith (vocals), Scott Vining (drums), Ben Bridges (guitar), Jack Emmings (bass), Richard Cox (keys) and Rob O’Neale (trumpet) – together with trombonists Steph Faulkner (Mad Apple Circus) and Russel Spencer (Ghouls/The King Blues) and on trumpet Ken Brown (Shanty), Dave Medland (Dub Pistols) and Elliot Phelps (Cut Capers/The King Blues/LuxLisbon) have built a reputation as one of the most exciting and unpredictable live bands around. Drawing influence from bands such as The Specials, Roots Manuva, Less Than Jake, Youngblood Brass Band, Rage Against the Machine and The Streets they’ve now released three acclaimed albums, toured the UK and Europe extensively and are re-knowned for their plugged in ‘guerrilla’ gigs where they encourage fans to donate cash to charities such as CALM and The Louise Hamilton Trust.
Having recently played Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party and Boomtown Fair, Imperial Leisure will play the following live dates in the coming months. More shows are set to be announced in the very near future.
AUG 17TH OLD QUEENS HEAD, LONDON N1 Old Queens Head
AUG 18TH SUNRISE CELEBRATION, HEREFORD Sunrise Celebration
SEP 08TH UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL, DREAMLAND MARGATE Undercover
SEP 10TH LITTLE ORCHARD CIDER FESTIVAL, NEWQUAY Little Orchard