The Imps (as they were nicknamed) started off as several friends at Exeter University (c1980). By the time of their first RCA single, This House Built On Sand, the band were: Nick Waterhouse (gtr, vox)/Caroline Radcliffe (vox, oboe)/Justin Adams (gtr)/Fred Hood (drums). The band toured extensively (originally supporting bands like Kid Creole & The Coconuts and Bad Manners), and were courted by the NME (January 1983) and many other magazines.
The quartet stayed together until 1987/8, before going their separate ways.
In 2008 Radcliffe and Waterhouse released their first new music together since the last Impossible Dreamers release in 1987. Under the name “three corners” they released a new CD "stone age genes in the digital era", a limited edition on their own label (a merciful release). The follow-up CD, entitled "Express", was released in November 2010, for which the band name "three corners" became "3corners"