Imaginary French are a picturesque offering of rich melodies and folklorish tales.
BangOn Team: Tell us a little about your band/project. What’s your sound?
Imaginary French: Everything is imagined and not limited to but you could say it’s experimental psychedelic folk-rock-pop
BOT: How do you go about songwriting?
IF: Anyone presents a song they have written and then we all add to it in the way that we feel. And some of our songs are spontaneous discoveries together.
BOT: Who are your biggest influences?
IF: Impossible to know the biggest one as influence is everywhere in everything constantly informing and shaping us and it’s not only a ‘who’. And the who is always changing.
BOT: What’s been your lowest and highest point as a band/project?
IF: I am not sure we have reached the highest or lowest point as we are constantly going up and down the high and low ladder. There have been magical moments as well as piercing sadness. It’s all valuable.
BOT: What’s your ultimate aim?
IF: Ultimate happiness for all would be good.
BOT: You have the chance to play one song for a legend of your choice. What do you play?
IF: It would depend on the context. Might feel a bit strange to meet a legend and try to show them what we’ve got. Might prefer to just drink tea and let them be.
BOT: What does Berlin do for you musically?
IF: It allows us to be here and play shows at Bei Ruth!
BOT: What do we have to look forward to in the coming months from you?
IF: The release of our first album and the release of a recently shot music video in Belgium.
BOT: Donald Trump has invited you to play a private party for him. He’ll pay you $1,000,000. Nobody ever has to know. Do you play?
IF: No-one knows.