The Imprints are an Australian duo creating dreamy dance music consisting of Willow Stahlut and Linden Lester. Armed with a violin, synth and various FX pedals, Willow creates deep sub bass lines and weaves a melodic tapestry beautifully complemented by Linden’s visceral energetic approach to the drums.
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Playing together for six years, the duo has honed their signature sound, a kaleidoscopic burst of otherworldly dance music, created with live looping and sampling every time they perform. Their use of layering and build-ups to intensify the hefty bass drop has festival crowds buzzing. Inspired musically by their travels around the world The Imprints draw inspiration from the traditional music of Africa, India and Eastern Europe as well as reggae, dub and various electronic music styles.
‘So undeniably distinctive, creative and experimental, their music reaches far beyond the scope of multi-genre, it is multi-dimensional.’ Mojo Junction
They’ve toured extensively performing at festivals including Glastonbury (UK), Boomtown (UK) and Fusion Festival (Germany), ArtsWells (Canada), Katuaq (Greenland), Falls Festival (Aus) and Luminate (NZ).
‘Stunning and atmospheric’ Tone Deaf
They regularly collaborate with other Australian artists including Greg Sheehan and Mal Webb. Individually they have worked with artists including The Cinematic Orchestra, Opiuo, Goldfrapp, Adalita (Magic Dirt), Blue King Brown, Little Birdy, Ainslie Wills, Yasmin Levy and The Bombay Royale.
After recently returning to Melbourne from their latest international tour, The Imprints are back in
the studio working from fresh inspiration formed on their travels. Their latest single Kispiox was named after the place they wrote it in Northern British Columbia, Canada. They spent a few days in a cabin in the wilderness after performing at Kispiox Valley Music Festival and were inspired to write some new music. Their upcoming album will be released in time for their next Canadian tour in August 2017.
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