Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Empire of the Sun are back with your new summer soundtrack

Who? Empire of the Sun

What’s the story? You'd be hard-pressed to find two more perfect pop songs than Walking on a Dream and We Are The People, the first couple of singles released in 2008 by the Australian electronic duo Empire of the Sun. Now, they're back with the first taste of third album Two Vines, due for release this October, and it's a track which harks back to those magic moments from their debut record, with the unmistakeable vocals of Luke Steele sitting atop a backing of gentle acoustic guitar, pop-house beats and soft electronics. It's hugely reminiscent of the work that fellow bandmember Nick Littlemore did as part of his other act Pnau's Elton John remix album Good Morning To The Night - and seeing as that was fantastic, so is this. Open the curtains, let the sunshine in and get this on your stereo.

For fans of: Pnau, Cut Copy, MGMT

In three words: Summer sun soundtrack 

Click here for more ShortListens

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Related

sundarakarma9.jpg

The ShortListen: Sundara Karma (no. 373)

architects.jpg

The ShortListen: Architects (no. 372)

louisberry.jpeg

The ShortListen: Louis Berry (no. 371)

hardwired.jpeg

Rock your day out with Metallica's comeback single Hardwired

caveman2.jpg

The ShortListen: Caveman (no. 369)

thelapelles2.jpg

The ShortListen: The Lapelles (no. 368)

greenday1.jpg

There are 5 brilliant new songs you need to hear right now

tomchaplin.jpg

The debut solo song by Tom from Keane is here and it's brilliant

lovethybrother2.jpg

The ShortListen: Love Thy Brother feat. Ariel Beesley (no. 361)

More

When should you give up on your favourite band?

Even if they turn rubbish, can you ever truly let them go?

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017

Loyle Carner on Croydon, being a softie & cooking ragu on date nigh

"People say 'Loyle Carner is a softie', I don't give a shit. Loyle Carner pays the mortgage for his mum."

by Sam Diss
16 Aug 2017

Reading and Leeds Festivals have banned pineapples

It's all thanks to Glass Animals

15 Aug 2017

The 30 greatest hip hop albums ever

You are about to witness the strength of street knowledge...

11 Aug 2017

100 Liam Gallagher quotes that prove he's a comic genius

The wit and wisdom of the legendary rock 'n' roll star

11 Aug 2017

A 3D version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is coming

Director John Landis promises "a rather shocking surprise"

by Gary Ogden
08 Aug 2017

Drake's dad has released his first music video and it's a legit banger

Outta the way son, pappa's coming through

by Gary Ogden
07 Aug 2017

Listen to all the Mercury Prize nominated albums right here

Ed Sheeran's getting some much-needed exposure

by Dave Fawbert
27 Jul 2017

The best album of every year since 2000, according to the critics

Did they get it right?

by Dave Fawbert
25 Jul 2017

Linkin Park post poignant tribute to Chester Bennington

They have also changed their logo

by Dave Fawbert
25 Jul 2017