The Imagineers are a Glaswegian band with an indie sound and a pretty excellent name.
Their debut EP is out now and it’s definitely worth checking out for connoisseurs of contemporary indie rock. The latin-influenced rhythm guitar twinned with the distinctive twang of Scott Bonnyman’s lead guitar gives the overall sound a 1960’s-revival feeling, in the same mould as Alex Turner’s most recent work for the movie Submarine or with The Rascals’ frontman during his stint with The Last Shadow Puppets.
Despite being the most evocative of The Age of the Understatement, the EP’s best track is by far Mariana (above). The jangling melodies and gravelly vocals of Stevie Young, the lead singer, combine for an excellent main track; Hour of Need is a great song exhbiting the band’s knack for a hook and shows off their smarter writing (“never put a uniform on son/people tell you what to do”) and also combines their West Scotland indie with a jolt of punk spirit.
A good solid opener, worth getting excited about – so keep scanning for the next release.