ABOUT IMPERIAL LEISURE
The release of ‘Creeper’ is set to kick off a very busy period for Imperial Leisure as this year marks the tenth anniversary of the release of their debut album ‘The Art Of Saying Nothing’.
From their humble beginnings in London as party band born out of school friendships, Imperial Leisure go from strength to strength, forever evolving their style but sticking true to their reputation for delivering fun and high energy live performances. Taking influences from all around, the music is a fun-loving throwback to the ska-2-tone era combined with more recent punkrock-hiphop sounds. It’s always a party and it’s always huge: gigs are an exhilarating experience from start to end with very little let up in between -don’t be surprised to leave the venue dripping with sweat and cava spray! At the end of the night your clothes may lay about you tattered and boozy but you’ll still be wearing a great big smile.
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 and toured the UK and Europe extensively, most recently with Hot 8 Brass Band on their recent tour.
Imperial Leisure have played extensively across the UK and Europe supporting Ugly Duckling, Roots Manuva, UB40, Less Than Jake, Young Blood Brass Band, The King Blues, Sonic Boom Six…. the list goes on! Clearly they love to get out on tour but without a doubt if you really want the Imperial Leisure experience you need to get to a festival, reaching new highs every time and pulling in the crowds, from the super-sized Glastonbury to the hedonists’ hot spots that are The Secret Garden Party and Boomtown Fair. If it’s an afternoon set in the sun they’re tough act to follow.