The Cheltenham Underground presents IMPERIAL LEISURE...
Forming in 2000, London based ALTSKA band IMPERIAL LEISURE have been bracing the festival and gig circuit for over a decade now. With high intensity performances and alcohol fueled party vibes, their mind blowing live shows has seen them supporting the likes of Roots Manuva, Less Than Jake and Young Blood Brass Band, gigging relentlessly across the UK and Europe. With a vast number of festival appearances under their belt, from Glastonbury and Bestival to Blissfields and the jewel of alternativeness that is 2000 Trees Festival, the band are set up for another busy summer on the festival circuit (dates below).
Now signed to independent label FXD Records and with a return to the more party themed vibe of debut release ‘The Art of Doing Nothing’, Imperial Leisure began 2014 supporting King Prawn and are showing no signs of slowing down just yet. After being featured in Big Cheese Magazine’s Top 30 Ska Summer Anthems and following the release of their most recent and massive single ‘Nasty Boy’ we’ve only seen a taster of what’s to come.
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You can catch them at numerous festivals in both Europe and the UK this summer including Boomtown Fair, Rebellion, Secret Garden Party, Mighty Sound Fest and many more
They started off just over 5 years ago as 3 stoned teenagers driven only by an 8th and a passion for playing the music they loved. Some of their greater achievements include supporting artists such as the Easy Star All-Stars and Sonic Boom Six, Playing in Hyde park for the London Olympic’s BT event in 2012, Headlining various local festival stages, and starting a riot when the crowd refused to accept them as mere runners up in 2010’s Woodystock.
They have one EP currently released, entitled “Suburban Grooves”. They’re also in the process of writing the long awaited follow-up “Mushroom Fever”.
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