The Anglo-American Imbeciles are enigmatic writer/guitarist Butch Dante’s creation, with a history of being vividly reborn. And now, they are resurrected again. With a brand-new album ‘Imbecilica’, a collaboration with Killing Joke legend Youth (Martin Glover) due May 20th and a UK tour with Killing Joke commencing on Monday, The Imbeciles wallop us ahead of this with a brand-new single today called ‘You’re Gonna Wanna’.
“You’re Gonna Wanna” is The Imbeciles’ Shiny Happy People, if you will (or if you won’t),” states Butch. “We wanted to give people a break from the absolutely shit show that is the world today. The lyrics are what you’d get if one of the c**ts who wrote those “live life love laugh” posters took a handful of dexys and did a song with a garage band. And the video reflects that. It’s a celebration of all cultures, all religions. Frankly, I think we fucking nailed it.”
‘You’re Gonna Wanna’ is perfect feel good, guitar-driven pop music; it’s even got a Blur ‘Song 2’ woo-hoo in it, but underneath the poppy shine there is a darkness and irony that underpins much of The Imbeciles work.
Watch the video the video for ‘You’re Gonna Wanna’ HERE
‘Imbecilica’ will be released May 20th via Cadiz Music. Pre-order the album HERE
The Imbeciles are: Butch Dante (guitar and backing vocals), Ben Rice (guitars, lap steel, backing vocals), John Kent (lead vocals, bass guitar, backing vocals, drums, percussion), Joshua Lattanzi (guitars and backing vocals), Charlie Culbert (drums).
Youth played bass guitar and co-write the songs on the new album
Catch The Imbeciles live on tour with Killing Joke in March/April at the following dates:
Mon 28th Cardiff Tramshed
Tue 29th Nottingham Rock City
Thur 31st Bristol 02 Academy
Fri 1st Liverpool 02 Academy
Sat 2nd Birmingham 02 Institute
Mon 4th Manchester Albert Hall
Tue 5th Newcastle Boiler Shop
Wed 6th Glasgow Barrowland
Fri 8th Leeds 02 Academy
Sat 9th London Eventim Apollo