You need to keep your eyes on Glasgow’s The Imagineers! The band’s sound is a neat combination of indie rock with a splash of surf vibes, and with this they can create upbeat songs with ridiculous hooks, which are laced with great lyrics. AMBY had a few questions for The Imagineers, and they humbly took the time to answer them for us. So have a read as we chat about new songs in the works, movies based on the band, the sun, and how they’re “really bastards”!
AMBY: How would you describe The Imagineers’ sound to those unfamiliar with your music?
The Imagineers: I’m bad at this one, they would have to listen. We like surf, britpop, Tarantino, rock, blues.
AMBY: You have recently released your latest EP, Karma Soundcheck 1. Is there an album in the works?
The Imagineers: A lot of new songs are in the works at the moment, we’ll see what happens to them. It’s writing season for us.
AMBY: Albert Einstein is a cool song, what is the story behind it?
The Imagineers: Just wanting to use your head the way Einstein did, rise above “what’s for dinner later?”.
AMBY: What is your favourite quote?
The Imagineers: “Turns up like a bag ah washin” – Vintage Vinny
AMBY: Does hailing from Glasgow, Scotland influence your music and if so, how?
The Imagineers: Maybe not so much musically, more lyrically. You have to write what you know.
AMBY: What would a movie based on the band be called?
The Imagineers: ‘That Band Craig Ferguson was Intae’ directed by Oliver Stone
AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?
The Imagineers: Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and Blood Sugar Sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
AMBY: What is the funniest thing to happen to you at one of your gigs?
The Imagineers: One time live I played a B instead of a C, people were in stitches.
AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?
The Imagineers: The sun returning after 8 months.
AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?
The Imagineers: People can legally grow, smoke, posess, distill anything they want.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about The Imagineers that nobody knows yet?
The Imagineers: We’re really bastards.