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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 feature 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 and the title track became a hit single across the globe. After time spent touring, and a period when Littlemore went AWOL to write music for Cirque du Soleil, the duo regrouped in the studio to work on their second album. The unguardedly disco pop Ice on the Dune was released in early summer of 2013, after which the band toured the world. In late 2014, two new songs, "Tonight" and "Wandering Star," appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Dumb and Dumber To. They spent a large chunk of the next year writing and recording their third album in Los Angeles and Hawaii, welcoming guests like Lindsey Buckingham, members of David Bowie's band from the Blackstar sessions, and Wendy Malvoin from Prince & the Revolution. Before the album was released, their 2008 song "Walking on a Dream" was featured in a car commercial, then subsequently ended up reaching the top of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Two Vines was issued in October of 2016. ~ Heather Phares
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Stations Featuring
Empire of the Sun

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    1 song

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    1 song

    Alternative Party

    Alternative Party
    1 song

    Electronica

    2 songs

    Top Indie

    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song

    Indie Party

    1 song

    Indietronica

    1 song

    '00s Indie

    2 songs

    Late Night Mix

    1 song

    Relax Trax

    2 songs

Albums by
Empire of the Sun

Top Songs by
Empire of the Sun

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Walking on a Dream
  3.   We Are the People
  4.   High and Low
  5.   Alive
  6.   DNA
  7.   Celebrate
  8.   Tiger by My Side
  9.   Standing on the Shore
  10.   Way to Go
  11.   I'll Be Around
  12.   Half Mast
  13.   Country
  14.   To Her Door
  15.   Swordfish Hotkiss Night
  16.   Friends
  17.   There's No Need
  18.   Awakening
  19.   Before
  20.   Keep a Watch
  21.   First Crush
  22.   Two Vines
  23.   Without You
  24.   Ice on the Dune
  25.   Surround Sound
  26.   Romance To Me
  27.   Digital Life
  28.   Ride
  29.   Celebrate
  30.   Etude
  31.   Delta Bay
  32.   Welcome to My Life [
  33.   Lend Me Some Light
  34.   Keystone
  35.   Celebrate
  36.   Old Flavours
  37.   Concert Pitch
  38.   Lux
  39.   Girl
  40.   We Are the People (Sub Focus Remix) (Edit)
  41.   The World
  42.   ZZZ
  43.   Breakdown
  44.   Disarm

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