Alt Pop Alt Rock band the Impersonators return with a brand new song and music video. Hailing from Helsinki the duo and sometimes a trio harken back to the sounds of the early music we got from David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys with a dash of Blur and a splash of Blink 182~
Life very seldom resembles fairytales. More often than not, contentment comes from counting our blessings and paying as little attention as possible to our shortcomings. However, sometimes, when disappointment is too overwhelming, we are forced to pick up what’s left of our hopes and dreams and move on to a new, hopefully better life, leaving behind everything that reminds us of our past. This is what The Impersonator’s new track, ”Circus” is about. It’s a goodbye song to toxic relationships and difficult life.Produced by Tommi Tikka and The Impersonator’s secret weapon, producer Janne Saksa, ”Circus” harks back to the guitar riffs of The Byrds and The Beatles, while offering a hefty dose of the group’s trademarks: poignant lyrics, emotive melodies and retro flavoured vocal harmonies. The new song is slated to be released mid August along with the music video.
Having previously been signed to Sony/BMG with Carmen Gray, one of Finland’s finest rock bands, Tom Tikka has formed The Impersonators, a two-man project born out their ashes designed to cut-out the politics and strife which come from the rock ‘n’ roll carnival of band life. Resolutely studio-based, The Impersonators attempt to channel the bejeweled power-pop of The Go-Betweens and the immediacy/worldliness of early R.E.M. to deliver timeless alt-pop melodies.
Comprising Tom Tikka and lyricist Antti Autio, The Impersonators are just that: a duo which masquerades as a full band and does everything it can to defy convention – whether that being their insistence on avoiding touring or their songs, which home in on the warts-and-all gnarliness of love and real life. In fact, if one were to find a common theme that runs through the group’s entire catal it would probably be how life very seldom resembles or turns out like Disney fantasies.
Despite their poignant lyrics, The Impersonators are still a joyous and sweet proposition, with their vocal harmonies and chiming chords harking back to such 60s pop majesties as The Beatles, The Byrds and The Beach Boys. Together with their secret weapon, producer Janne Saksa, The Impersonators craft their lyrics and melodies into retro-flavoured “alternative pop/rock”. While adding a modern twist to the final soundscape, their most important goal is to nurture and cultivate the creativity, spirit, and warmth that graced the pop records of yester years.
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