Empire Of The Sun

Empire Of The Sun

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)


Empire Of The Sun Discography


50999 235403 2 3 Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream (Album) Capitol Music 50999 235403 2 3 Australasia 2008 Sell This Version
B001847402 Empire Of The Sun Ice On The Dune (Album) EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited B001847402 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2349372 Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream (Single, Maxi, EP) Capitol Music 2349372 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
none Empire Of The Sun Without You (Single, EP) Virgin none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Empire Of The Sun We Are The People (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin none Denmark 2009 Sell This Version
5099996655627 Empire Of The Sun Standing On The Shore (Single, EP) EMI 5099996655627 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
5099962674058 Empire Of The Sun Half Mast (Slight Return) (Single) EMI Music (Australia) 5099962674058 Australia & New Zealand 2010
none Empire Of The Sun Alive (Remixes) (EP, Single, Maxi) Astralwerks none Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
0060253753814, none Empire Of The Sun DNA (Single) The Sleepy Jackson Pty Ltd and Nick Littlemore, EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd 0060253753814, none France 2013 Sell This Version


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