The band’s new EP is set for release on 7 June.
London psych-pop band Imperial Daze will release their new EP Surfaces Sensibles on 7 June via Tip Top Recordings. It follows the release of their debut Solid Fair EP, which was produced by Rupert Jarvis from The Maccabees and recorded in their studio.
The band have also shared a new track taken from their upcoming EP. People Are Animals, another great example of their unique psych-pop sound, is a commentary about humans in the digital age. The song, they explain, “hints at the glaring contradiction that, although we are ever more digitally connected, these digital connections can ultimately be incredibly superficial and render us alien to those around us. This is a point often made, but as animals, we are less and less present with our kind. The concepts of digital immediacy, AI, pornography and the potential mental malaise and degradation of the mind due to technological addiction come in to play here.”
The new EP was co-produced by the band and Rupert Jarvis and was recorded between The Drugstore (The Maccabees studio) and their own studio. A studio they spent most of 2018 building themselves, thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign and to landing the gig of scoring a big advertising campaign. Built from scratch in a disused giant commercial freezer under a railway arch near Tower Bridge in London, it is now called The Electric Eel Recording Studio, due to the fact that the space was previously used to store eels.
Having shared stages with Mystery Jets, All We Are, The Maccabees, and Matt Maltese, Imperial Daze have now confirmed a string of live dates in the next few months, including a headline London show at The Victoria, with more to be announced soon.
See Imperial Daze live:
11 May – Hanwell Hootie Festival, London
22 May – O2 Academy Islington, London (w/ Mando Diao)
1 June – Vann Fest, Surrey
26 June – The Victoria, London