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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:

March

Mon       28th         Cardiff Tramshed

Tue        29th        Nottingham Rock City

Thur       31st         Bristol 02 Academy

April

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

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