Anglo-American rockers THE IMBECILES have unveiled a new video ahead of the release of their forthcoming new album.
'Tiny Blue People' is the first single to be taken from Imbecilica, the band's first full-length since the band convened a new line-up for 2020's Dissolution Sessions EP.
“The song is about the duality of American middle-class society,” reveals band founder, songwriter and guitarist Butch Dante. “At one level everything looks perfect, idyllic - but in reality, those perfect lawns and crystal blue pools conceal the vilest perfidy, a world ruled by egotism and base cruelty.”
For the making of Imbecilica, Dante and singer John Kent retreated to Andalusia's El Mirador studio, owned and run by Killing Joke bassist Youth, who co-wrote and played bass on the album. “It’s on a mountain on Spain’s southern coast, where Youth has built a big compound with Moroccan-style minarets," explains Dante. "It’s quite chaotic, with incredibly esoteric furniture, art and books. You climb up a ladder to a sorcerer’s library in a tower dedicated to music. It’s got a huge, sunken sitting room with a big fire, and a pool. When we got there, it was just me, John Kent and Youth. For three days we just ate food and talked, listened to music and watched Kubrick movies – and Final Destination! - and decided what we were going to do. The rest of the band turned up and plugged in, and things started happening.”
Imbecilica is set for release through Cadiz on 20 May and is available to pre-order here.
Next month The Imbeciles head out on tour with Killing Joke. Full dates are...
27 Mar Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle
28 Mar Cardiff Tramshed
29 Mar Nottingham Rock City
31 Mar Bristol O2 Academy
1 Apr Liverpool O2 Academy
2 Apr Birmingham O2 Institute
4 Apr Manchester Albert Hall
5 Apr Newcastle Boiler Shop
6 Apr Glasgow Barrowland
8 Apr Leeds O2 Academy
9 Apr London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Tickets are on sale here.
Pic by Tom Sheehan