THE IMBECILES – Post-punk, experimental rock outfit live in Glasgow

Photo Credit Tom Sheehan

THE IMBECILES present their new single “Decider”, out now. 

Mesmerising, ghostly, seductive, urgent, poignant, “Decider” is about the ultimate endgame: death. This track draws you into its web and holds you there. There’s no escape. Is there anything after ‘the end?’ If there is, will it bring happiness, or just more pain? And, are we to be judged by The Decider when we get there? 

The inspiration, if you can call it that, for the song comes from the band’s own recent experiences. “We’ve lost a few people recently that we were close to. It does tend to make you ponder the universe, and whether you get a second act,” says Butch Dante, guitarist. 

Filmed on location in the Texas panhandle, the video will be the second of a triptych of films written by Butch, focused on the band’s main preoccupation: the fact that the world is ending and people should be kinder to each other while it does. 

The band has gained strong support at radio from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Marc Riley (“We love it! Really, really great.”), Tom Ravenscroft, and Nemone at BBC 6 Music, Benji B at BBC Radio 1, John Kennedy at Radio X, Amazing Radio, Artrocker Radio and the BBC’s Janice Long amongst others.

Headline UK tour dates have just been announced:

April 14th Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club

April 15th Glasgow – Hug & Pint

April 16th Tynemouth – Surf Cafe

April 17th Birmingham – Muthers Studio

April 19th Brighton – The Hope

April 20th Bristol – The Lanes

April 21st London – The Grace

April 22nd Manchester – The Castle


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The Imbeciles’ self-titled debut album will be released on March 27th 2020.

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