Empire Of The Sun

Empire Of The Sun

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Taking their name from the J.G. Ballard novel that became a 1987 Steven Spielberg film, Australia's larger-than-life electro-glam-pop duo Empire of the Sun features The Sleepy Jackson's Luke Steele and Pnau's Nick Littlemore.

Steele had previously worked with Pnau on "With You Forever," a track from the band's 2007 self-titled third album, and the pair enjoyed collaborating so much that they started their own project, drawing inspiration from the likes of Phoenix and Daft Punk.

In fall 2008, Empire of the Sun released their debut album Walking On A Dream, which the musicians described as "a spiritual road movie." Featuring songs co-written by Pnau's other half, Peter Mayes, the album went platinum in Australia. The Steele-led band performed live for the first time at the Parklife tour in September and October 2009, while Empire of the Sun garnered 11 ARIA award nominations including Album Of The Year and Single Of The Year.

Live performance members include
- Luke Steele – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Ian Ball – guitar
- Olly Peacock – drums
- Tony Mitolo - drums ( 2008-15)
- Surahn Sidhu - guitar / bass / vocals ( 2008-15)
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Empire Of The Sun Discography

Albums

Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream (Album) Capitol Music Australasia 2008 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun Ice On The Dune (Album) EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited US 2013 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun Two Vines (Album) Capitol Records, Astralwerks US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream (Single, Maxi, EP) Capitol Music Australia 2008 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun We Are The People (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin Denmark 2009 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun Without You (Single, EP) Virgin UK 2009 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun Standing On The Shore (Single, EP) EMI Europe 2009 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun Half Mast (Slight Return) (Single) EMI Music (Australia) Australia & New Zealand 2010
Empire Of The Sun Alive (Remixes) (EP, Single, Maxi) Astralwerks Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun DNA (Single) EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd France 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Empire Of The Sun Ice On The Dune (Megamix Album Sampler)(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Astralwerks none US 2013 Sell This Version
Empire Of The Sun Celebrate Capitol Records Australia 2014