Today, our new music spotlight is on Imperial Daze
Location: Peckham, London
Line-up: singer/guitarist Alex Cameron-Ward, guitarist/bassist Felix
Rebaud-Sauer, keyboardist/singer Facundo Rodriguez and drummer Tom Sunney.
About: Made up of singer/guitarist Alex Cameron-Ward, guitarist/bassist Felix Rebaud-Sauer, keyboardist/singer Facundo Rodriguez and drummer Tom Sunney, Peckham, indie-psych-pop quartet Imperial Daze started as a 3-piece studio project. At the end of 2014, the band decided to build a recording studio together with the intention of making music for advertising under the company name of AudioCommune, following Alex’s previous band being placed in a Sony PS4 advert, bringing in enough money to set up a recording hub in the basement of an industrial old warehouse building in Battersea.
Having begun writing music together, late-2016/early-2017 saw Imperial Daze release a short series of hotly received singles earning critical acclaim from the likes of DIY (Neu Pick), Clash (Track of the Day), Indie Shuffle, Hilly Dilly and more, whilst clocking up tens of thousands of plays across streaming platforms. The band’s hazy, rolling indie-pop and self-made success also caught the attention of Rupert Jarvis from The Maccabees and Ian Brundrett from Caroline/Fiction Records who took the band under their wing for both the production and management, helping the band to further explore their sound.
What Hidden Herd say: ‘Man Out Of Myself’s pulsing, disparate intro does well to seduce listeners into an 80’s-kissed ballad; a tender croon dripping in sincere romanticism and British charm.
For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, KYLYPSO
13th Feb – Sebright Arms, London.
Latest track: ‘Man Out Of Myself’