The Immediate are a three-piece power pop band from Mold in north Wales.
Our new EP, Shadows and Ghosts, will be available from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. from the 2nd September. A limited number of free downloads of the EP (200) are available now via our bandcamp page: theimmediate.bandcamp.com
We’re unfashionably passionate about guitars, love and truth. The songs on the EP are a clarion call of defiance in the face of divorce, breakdown and loneliness. They’re songs of experience that fight tooth and nail to cling on to innocence and hope.
You will possibly hear fragments and echoes of the following artists in our sound (The Jam, Wire, XTC, Pixies, Badfinger, Dr Feelgood, The Beatles, Husker Du, The Who, Big Star, The Cure, The Joy Formidable, The Go-Betweens, Teenage Fanclub).
The E.P was recorded by Russ Hayes at Orange Studios in Penmaenmawr.
This is our first release for 20 years. We split in 1997 due to frustration, an argument over a mouth organ and the success of Stereophonics.
We had released one single (unaccountably popular in Crewe and Sweden), made every conceivable mistake in the How To Be A Successful Indie Band handbook, toured with some excellent bands (Mansun, 60ft Dolls, Dodgy) and flickered out, leaving behind the memory of some great gigs, a few fine songs, and little else.
Earlier this year, we reconvened to repair friendships and renew tinnitus. New songs came much more easily than the old ones, probably because we are playing to please only ourselves for the first time in our existence.
There will be an album - My Soul Harmonic - in the winter of 2016.
Thursday 6th October - The Skerries, Bangor
Friday 14th October - Telford’s Warehouse, Chester