Music: imp, Moon Coastal Maine


Small-of-name but not of sound, Leeds’ newest four-piece, imp, are following the in the vein of Wavves in the fuzzy lo-fi genre. They’ve gained significant recognition and fantasy love from playing alongside the likes of Eagulls, TRAAMS, Ty Segall and Allah Las, and have also taken to the stage at Beacons Festival and Long Division Festival.

To the delight of both the creatures that live under the mushrooms in my garden and us human garage-rock enthusiasts, imp have recently released their debut album, Moon Coastal Maine, via the multiple award-winning Philophobia Music. The final product is the end result of a significant cull of the bands’ material. Moon Coastal Maine features a mere 6% of work that the band had written for the album. That’s a lot of hard work and determination for a top notch record, I say.

You can hear the title track off the record below. You can pick up a copy at the Philophobia Music page, or simply have a squizz at the bands‘ Facebook or Soundcloud pages. 


Words by Carol Bowditch