become increasingly angry, unhappy, unfair, and messed up. “The world
is slowly imploding.” That’s the warning from The Imbeciles, and the
message behind its first album. The idea of what to do emerged like a
“I don’t even know where it came from… it ambushed us,” says Butch
Dante, of the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album. “To us it looks
like mankind will endgame itself in this millennium, and probably within
the next 100 or 200 years. The Imbeciles as harbingers of that fall.
We’re pointing out that the world is imploding, for many reasons —
environmental, political, technological, and ultimately because human
beings themselves forgot how to be humane, how to be kind.”
The Imbeciles arise out of the ashes of Wartoad. Then: Wartoad. Now:
The Imbeciles. The name change spurred by the desire for a fresh start
and a more personal direction. And a trip to the desert. “Looking up at
the desert stars. Inspirational. Everyone was like, ‘bollocks, let’s just play
the music we want to play. And that will be fine… carry on!’” The
Imbeciles were born in the desert then and there.