EMPIRE OF THE SUN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM WALKING ON A DREAM ON ASTRALWERKS ON APRIL 21, 2009

EMPIRE OF THE SUN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM WALKING ON A DREAM ON ASTRALWERKS ON APRIL 21, 2009

“World domination quite literally awaits” – NME

Empire Of The Sun – an electro- psychedelic project led by Luke Steele, the enigmatic wunderkind behind Australia’s The Sleepy Jackson and Pnau’s Nick Littlemore, will release their debut album Walking On A Dream on April 21, 2009 on Astralwerks.

Exotic, lavish, larger-than-life, Empire Of The Sun brings together these two unlikely collaborators from Australian pop. Their friendship which Luke describes as “this fireball of electricity”, eventually resulted in Walking On A Dream – a bold, visionary and brilliant album, which manages to sound exhilaratingly contemporary, audaciously forward-looking, yet also curiously archaic all at once. From Nick and Luke’s collective unconscious arose a rare marriage of rock and electronica, immediacy and depth, futurism and tradition, hi-tech production and creative spontaneity, pop melody and the cinematic.

Walking On A Dream album and debut single of same name have both already achieved Top 10 status in the band’s native Australia and are well on the way to Platinum. Empire Of The Sun has been widely tipped as one of the acts to watch in 2009 by BBC radio and the UK press. They have also received over 5.5 million hits on Myspace for the “Walking On A Dream” video and track and over 1.2 million YouTube views for “Walking On A Dream” video. You can check out the video which was filmed in Shanghai here:

“Song of the year and it’s still only January… “Walking on a Dream” has staked it’s claim to that accolade for 2009, setting the bar extremely high for future songs to come…”- Clash

“Ladies and gentlemen we already have a contender for 2009 album of the year”- Guardian

“Already being talked up as one of the albums of the year…” Evening Standard

“4 Stars” – Q

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