Imperial Leisure

Imperial Leisure

One of our favourite ever bands to play Nibley. They heard it was a last one and immediately messaged to say they wanted to join us. Is it actually a party without Denis and Co?

From their humble beginnings in London as a party band born out of school friendships, Imperial Leisure have continued to go from strength to strength, forever evolving their style but sticking true to their reputation for delivering fun and high energy live performances. Taking influences from all around, the music in part is a fun-loving throwback to the British 2-tone ska era delivered with rock’n’roll hiphop attitude.  

Musically they draw on inspirations ranging from The Specials, Roots Manuva, Less Than Jake, and Youngblood Brass Band to Rage Against the Machine and The Streets. As that list suggests, their music is a bold and adventurous affair, never predictable as evidenced by their trio of well-received albums. They are persistently tagged as ska punks but whilst firmly embracing various styles, Imperial Leisure have many other flavours open to their enterprise.


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