Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jini's Pick of the Week - Empire of the Sun

So, my latest addiction has to be the catchy tune Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun. A collaboration by Aussies Nick Steele frontman of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau (and who also used to be in Teenager with my fav Ladyhawke - I knew there was a reason I liked this band!). They've released their album (also called Walking on a Dream) in Oz and the UK and came fourth on the BBC's Sound of 2009 List.

Their sound is a definite throwback to the 80s, complete with electronic beats and drum machines, but great disco pop hooks. As can be seen from their artwork and music videos, this is more than just a band, but an epic existential adventure in singer Luke Steele says about their debut album "It's kind of like a spiritual road movie."

Check out the awesome psychedelic video below, filmed in Shanghai:

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