Founded by self-proclaimed emperor of rock Nicke Andersson in Stockholm in 2009. (Previously active in The Hellacopters and Entombed)
The band mainly consist of Nicke Andersson, Dolf De Borst (The Datsuns), Tobias Egge (The Objects) and Tomas Eriksson (Captain Murphy). Nicke Anderssons good friend Dregen from Backyard Babies performed on Imperial State Electrics first album. Imperial State Electric released their first album entitled S/T in 2010. The album was released by Psychout Records.