Having been a fan of Sweden’s The Hellacopters I was was pleasantly surprised when by pure chance I discovered Imperial State Electric less than a year ago, thanks Pandora. Upon my introductory listen I thought: “wow this band sounds like The Hellacopters”. I’d soon learn that singer / guitarist Nicke Andersson was the chief architect of both. Imperial State Electric picks up right where The Hellacopters left off. Delivering no frills rock ‘n roll that cherry picks some of the best elements of classic rock’s glory days with sonic touchstones ranging from the mid 60’s through the late 70’s.
In addition to this new record Avenue of Allies is also releasing the remastering of the band’s debut record, the re-issue of the band’s debut also includes three bonus tracks in the form of the unreleased songs “Jenny’s Heart”, “The World Is Not Enough” and “Pitch Black Ride”