Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Leisure Principal; Clubbing: Drew Scott

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Leisure Principal; Clubbing: Drew Scott

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IMPERIAL Leisure are bringing their new album, Death To The One Trick Pony, to Teesside tonight.

The London collective, who have become known as one of the most enthralling live acts around, are at Middlesbrough's Westgarth Social Club.

Their latest tour celebrates the release of the band's latest fan-funded album.

Death To The One Trick Pony is described as being a "happy fusion of ska, punk, and hip hop featuring their cheeky lyrics and trademark high octane sound".

It includes last year's single Dead Model and the band's last single London To Brighton.

The band are influenced by a diverse range of groups such as The Beastie Boys, The Specials, The Cat Empire, Rage Against The Machine, Madness and Jurassic 5. But they present their tunes in a uniquely individualistic manner.

Imperial Leisure initially formed as a conventional four-piece rock band influenced by the legendary bands including The Stone Roses and The Pixies.

But they evolved to add a brass section, two MCs, a keyboard player and a DJ. …

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