Imagine Dragons / Press
“With a second EP debuting during downtown's biannual music festival, the barely year-old Imagine Dragons continue to prove why they're so huge ... Imagine Dragons has quickly amassed one of the largest, most fervent fanbases of any Las Vegas band.”
“Best Local Indie Band 2010”
“Most Requested Band of 2010”
“—bold and unapologetic on the inside, with a tinge of the old sparkle ...Imagine Dragons carry themselves on stage with the distinct traits of a band that long ago mastered the art of Vegas: entertainment.”
“In short order, their head-bobbing songs and throat grabbing live shows have made them clear contenders... Onstage, the caged energy and focus on sound over image recall nothing less than "Radio Free Europe"-era R.E.M.”
“...they are 50 shades of amazing...They have some really great songs that I love, love, love. Like "Cover Up" or "I Need A Minute". They're playing SXSW this year and I highly recommend catching them.”
"Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons has been creating a lot of buzz and looks set to become a household name soon. Music experts are predicting they are the next big act to come out of Las Vegas following on the heels of The Killers and Panic! At the Disco."
“With outsized synth lines, ringing, perpetually cresting guitars and massive syncopated beats and cymbal splashes, Imagine Dragons don't make any bones about believing that bigger is always better... it'll only be a matter of time before a song like "Curse" is all over the radio.”
“The driving beat and hook-laden melody will burrow its way into your brain and stay there — and that’s a very, very good thing... the desert sky’s the limit for these Vegas natives.”
“The near-capacity Hard Rock crowd who witnessed Thursday night's closer. . . saw a frantic yet diligently executed, perfectly mixed finale that, for the first time I've witnessed locally in a quite a while, had the audience bolting to their feet and roaring, happily startled at the explosion.”
“Imagine Dragons have produced a bloody quality tune with I Need A Minute ... fantastically dynamic, possessed of some sick bass riffs, great vocals and enough intelligence to veer away from ever sounding uncomfortably like The Killers at any point.”
“Undisputed stars of the show...I must confess— their live show blew me away. I think I would go see this band anywhere...They had the crowd in the palm of their hand. ”
". . . included a set by daring, driving, interesting punk-pop act Imagine Dragons, whose total, big-label-worthy package crept up and smacked unsuspecting diners into slack-jawed amazement and cheers by the end."
"[HEADLINE] Armed with catchy tunes and industry know-how, these [Dragons] are going places"
". . . slayed a mesmerized crowd led by Dan Reynolds on vox and keys, delivering beautifully-produced yet exotic indie rock-pop tunes that put this new band high on the wave of new indie talent exploding nationally. . ."
“[HEADLINE] Introducing Las Vegas' newest must-see live act: Imagine Dragons”
"After winning two battles [of the bands], booking other shows, and watching their fan base grow each day, the future is looking brighter and brighter for Imagine Dragons."
“. . . At some point while listening to '80s pop redux 'Uptight,' with its synth, jangle, crisp snares and boundless energy, this soothing thought did strike me: 'I'll bet they're good live.' They are.”
“#1 most requested band”
“Velour Battle of the Bands: FIRST PRIZE. . . . . BYU Battle of the Bands: FIRST PRIZE. . . . . Utah Valley's Got Talent: FIRST PRIZE”
"While the atmosphere is electric, the band still seems restrained by the small setting . . . its members are hungry for more."