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The Imaginary Hat


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    Who Taught My Baby to Play the Blues?
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    Blind Pig
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    Pretty Little Features
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    Tick Tick Tick
Behold the musical stylings of The Imaginary Hat; a blend of rock, punk and 1920s jazz, resulting in a band that's as distorted as it is danceable.
Through characteristically dark and absurd lyricism (think Cole Porter meets John Cooper Clarke), their songs explore the pitfalls and pleasures of 21st Century life. Since forming in 2014, the band has rapidly gained a reputation for energetic live performances full of onstage antics and spontaneity.
2018 saw a new and expanded line-up, with a powerful brass section of trombone, saxophone and clarinet. Their sophomore EP, 'Age of Anxiety', was released on Friday 13th July 2018. Within these five songs they further refined their style, with Benny Goodman-esque drums dominating lead single ‘Pretty Little Features’ and chaotic fuzz guitars steering garage rock track ‘Monkey Glands’. Their latest single, 'Who Taught My Baby To Play The Blues', injects flavours of bossa nova into the band’s style.
“If Arctic Monkeys were a 1920s jazz band” – Ragtime Records
“In a world of overly-saturated, generic songs let The Imaginary Hat whisk you away into a realm of exceptional uniqueness” – WaveByte
“Unpredictable, mischievous and seriously appetising” – The Ringmaster Review


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