Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Imperial Daze.
Hailing from Argentina, France and beyond, Imperial Daze have convened in South London to make music more suited to the beaches of Australia. Debut offering ‘All On Me’ is hazy and romantic, rolling along with little urgency, just a beautiful, driving vocal set against surf pop guitars.
The band joined forces with Rupert Jarvis, known to us and you as bassist in The Maccabees, who invited them into his studio in Elephant & Castle to begin work on ‘All On Me’.
Speaking about the track, the band say: “[It was] written on an 80s analog keyboard and with no volume restrictions in a Battersea basement, it is a tale of self delusion set to a funk groove owing heavily to early noughties French electro records. And Bill Withers. Somewhat. Maybe.”
The band are set to play this year’s Great Escape in Brighton. Catch them there and listen to ‘All On Me’ below.