In each issue of An Insight Magazine we want to shine the spotlight on up and coming bands in the world of alternative music.
This time for The Insight we are taking a look at Imposter.
ON THE surface Brighton punk band Imposter may come across as a bit macho-tough guy act.
To look at vocalist Rory O’Neill and see his stage persona, tied in with the band’s 1980s Boston hardcore sound, it could easily be seen as “just another angry punk band”.
But the reality is far from these stereotypes, and instead gives us one of the most exciting and hard-working bands on the UK shores right now.
With the bands demo release in 2017 they have already generated a buzz and sharing members with bands like Gutter Knife and Never doesn’t hurt.
But in a wave of bands coming from the South Coast there is something a bit different about Imposter.
The five-piece bring a rawness to the subject of mental health and what it is like to live with and battle with problems in surrounding this area.
O’Neill has previously spoken about his struggles from the age of 11 and how medication is often sold as a quick fix.
From the passion and aggression spit out from the vocalists mouth, to the frantic nature of the guitars and driving rhythm of the drums Imposter really capture a sense of their Britishness that has seen a recent resurgence in the UK.
Their latest EP Crown of Horns is a fast and relentless peak into the UK hardcore world at its best and has listeners stomping along at every opportunity.
Even though the band has a rather ferocious nature their songs are laden with anxiety, pain and beauty.
Imposter is all about the psychology of aggression and violence, and the minds ‘devils’.