25. April 2014
TOUR: Imperial State Electric
The band in question is Imperial State Electric, brainchild of the iconic punk n’ roll guru Nicke Andersson (Entombed, The Hellacopters, The Hydromatics, The Solution, Death Breath…) who’s bringing, with his trusted comrades, his high voltage verb throughout all Europe. The occasion is the promotion of the brand new album “Reptile Brain Music”, their third release (fourth, if you consider the explosive ep “In Concert!”) in few years; the manifesto of the relentless creative flow of this combo, a four piece so tight and cohesive they seem to play one single big guitar over your head!
That’s the overwhelming power of Imperial State Electric, and since I’ve witnessed it first person, I can confirm that’s the ultimate fun concert experience and the guys up there on the stage, they seem to have real fun too. The same euphoric tide pours out from the speakers of your stereo once you put “Reptile Brain Music” on, because this is, hands down, their best release so far.
If the first album was more of a solo affair from Nicke Andersson, and the brilliant sophomore effort “Pop War” redefined the rules of power pop for the new millennium, this new piece of work sounds like the quartet has finally found their real dimension: here, all the influences flow naturally and also the more typical traits of The Hellacopters’ style are brought back in the mix, for a final result that is as much melodic as it is riotous and dynamically powerful.
Rock n’ Roll couldn’t be in safer hands with Imperial State Electric… (Read Alle Royale‘s Full Review of Reptile Brain Music HERE)
ISE’s new EP Eyes is out now, check it out here!
- 08/5 Gävle, Allstar
- 09/5 Borlänge, Liljan
- 26/5 Tokyo (JPN) Shibuya Club O
- 27/5 Osaka (JPN) Umeda Club Quattro
- 28/5 Nagoya (JPN) Nagota Club Quattro
- 07/6 Godby (FI) Fishbait Rock Festival
- 05/7 Karlstad, Putte i Parken
- 10/7 Skellefteå, Trästockfestivalen
- 14/7 Stockholm, Gröna Lund
- 19/7 Tromsö (NO) Buktafestivalen
- 26/7 Öregrund, Båtveckan
- 01/8 Östersund, Storsjöyran
- 02/8 Norrköping, Munken In The Park
- 09/8 Årdalstangen (NO) Målrock
- 18/8 Malmö, Malmöfestivalen
- 22/8 Göteborg, Holmens Rock
- 23/8 Finspång, Sommarrocken
More Dates To Come…