Wednesday, 24 July 2019




Tickets are on sale now for TEEN | Novyi Lef + Holy Braille at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle. The first pop up Imagination Engine event at the S&S launches on Friday October the 4th at 19:00.

TEEN of New York label Carpark records will be headlining the event as part of their Good Fruit EU|UK tour. The sisterly trio will be performing their independent, alternative, psychedelic art-pop live show of tracks from the new release, evocatively interspersed with the best of their back catalogue. Support on the night comes from the ascendant local new wave electronic act Novyi Lef and ethereal darkling synth poppers Holy Braille.

Running till 01:00 with some special guests performing indie/electro/pysch/world DJ sets to keep the groove moving. Early bird £6 tickets are available now @ where £7 advance tickets [ADV] will be available from August 1st. On the door [OTD].

TEEN - Runner

Novyi Lef - Winged Figure

Holy Braille - Murder She Spoke

We’ll be revealing special guest identities and reduced entry offers for S&S volunteers, unwaged and student attendees in the coming weeks.

TEEN - Online | Instagram | Facebook 

Carpark Records - Online | Instagram | Facebook 

Novyi Lef - Online | Instagram | Facebook 

Holy Braille - Online | Instagram | Facebook 

Star and Shadow Cinema - Online | Instagram | Facebook

Imagination Engine - Online | Bandcamp | Instagram 

Friday, 12 April 2019

OUR NEW RELEASE | The Staches - This Lake Is Pointless | LTD ED CS + DL

As you may have already tired of being reminded, tomorrow is indeed record store day, but today, is TAPE HAPPY DAY! 

The Staches smashed it when they headlined the first Imagination Engine presents back in Oct ‘18. We got to hear new material from their, at the time, forthcoming LP. A ‘’pure Fuzz-Pop Electro explosion’’ (Point Blank Teesside) it was too. Since then we’ve been keen to release an exclusive cassette version. So we’re victoriously buzzing that as a UK based DIY tape label, Imagination Engine's first intercontinental collaboration will be with friends and cultural exchange partners | Bongo Joe of Switzerland and Six Tonnes De Chair of France for global rovers The Staches, currently based in Liepzig, Germany.

Our rare cassette version is a limited edition in deep blue and neon pink hand crafted splatter shell. Included is a download code card and reverse sleeve band promo postcard. Real time dubbed on Super Ferro tape and housed in a scuba mask translucent case. This release is an exclusive small run of 100 and its brilliant.

The Staches are from Geneva, Switzerland, now based in Leipzig, Germany. Their new LP 'This Lake is Pointless' was self-recorded at home in their beloved Proberaum, late at night, when even the toughest metalheads next door had long since passed out. The group have been together for a decade but are not couples, nor a couple of couples, neither are they a quadruple. They are simply The Staches. 

Like couples though they occasionally fight, but they do love each other. Becoming masters and mistresses in the art of managing the goat and the cabbage, together their artistic creations are tricky sonic strategies that challenge tags, labels and conventional boxes. Driven by the fear of the undefined, some have tried to describe their music and confused themselves with designations like punk, post-punk, lo-fi pop, prog rock, garage and lost themselves even more with comparisons with any rock band including at least one woman. Fools that they are. Who the fuck cares. These young dinguses are fun to listen to and fun to watch. Punkt.

The Staches - This Lake Is Pointless exclusive cassette issue from Imagination Engine is available to pre-order now @ 

The new LP from The Staches is OUT NOW on vinyl via Les Disque Bongo Joe and Six Tonnes De Chair records.

The Staches | The Great Depression (Official Video)

The Staches - Thank god For Mcdonalds (Official Audio)

 Full LP stream on YouTube |





Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Yaaaaas!!! Yaaaas!! Ten days until we fire up the engine, going live again at Westgarth SC. Here's a little news on our event headliners, a fresh link for tickets and a reminder of the gig deets!

To coincide with their current UK debut tour Fauves have release a new promo vid for their single Blank Eyes. The bands new track is a breath of fresh spring air. The soulful, psychedelic sounds shimmer and shine bringing space for your mind. The hedonists being naughty by nature comes through in the new promo vid for Blank Eyes. Delivering as it does the tongue in cheek humour expected from the bands promo vids to date as well as a gorgeous splash of colour to the greyscale thaw we're passing through . Theres a lush warm summertime romance vibe glaze coating the slick retro eighties jazz funk nu romantic math rock of this new pop nugget. Just whats needed to remedy the remnants of gloomover from the fading winter. Check the new video out here..
Imagination Engine presents: #4 Fauves with support from two of the best acts on the scene in Boro right now Sorry Escalator + Giraffes | Saturday 30th March | DRS 7PM | TKTS ADV £7 | OTD £9 @ Westgarth Social Club | Middlesbrough | 99 Southfield Road TS1 3EZ | FFO: Beck/MGMT/Mac Demarco/UMO/MBV/Ulrika Spacek/J&MC/RIDE/Oasis/Shame/Sam Fender/George Ezra.
Fauves | Hear More | Fauves - Twilght | Spotify |

Sorry Escalator | Hear more | Sorry Escalator - Dionysus |

Giraffes | Hear More | Spotify |


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