Ingrid and Josh originally started the band as a duo about a year ago. When it came time to start putting a live act together we asked one of our mates who is Joey to be our live drummer as more of a session player but when we started rehearsing it came very apparent that this was meant to be a trio of three like-minded and spirited people in which we feel is pretty special to us.
We have been very busy, writing, recording, filming, rehearsing all in preparation for the release of our new single and the future of IMPERIALS.
Life is probably the biggest influence and well music in general. We aren’t a band that is necessarily influenced by any one genre or artist more so by great songs. It can be in any format but that’s the amazing thing about a great song it’s just……. A great song. As songwriters that’s what we love.
It could be from humming a vocal hook or mumbling driving in the car using our phone (whooopps) or just playing an instrument.
Most of the time it starts with a feeling or emotion and then trying to get the chords to connect with that and we go from there.
We throw all ideas down into pro tools and see what happens. It’s not un-common to have 2 – 4 versions of the same song for us. We tend to pick the best parts from each version and mold it all together. We have a habit of ‘butchering’ our songs for the sake of trying something new. (To make sure it doesn’t work haha) it’s a real push and pull!