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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 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 the 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 pop Ice on the Dune was released in early summer of 2013. ~ Heather Phares
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Stations Featuring
Empire of the Sun

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    2 songs

    Alternative Party

    Alternative Party
    1 song

    New Dance First

    New Dance First
    1 song


    2 songs

    '00s Indie

    2 songs

    Late Night Mix

    1 song

    Relax Trax

    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

Albums by
Empire of the Sun

Top Songs by
Empire of the Sun

  1.   Song
  2.   Walking on a Dream
  3.   We Are the People
  4.   Alive
  5.   DNA
  6.   Tiger by My Side
  7.   Celebrate
  8.   Standing on the Shore
  9.   I'll Be Around
  10.   Half Mast
  11.   Country
  12.   Swordfish Hotkiss Night
  13.   Old Flavours
  14.   Awakening
  15.   We Are the People (Sub Focus Remix) (Edit)
  16.   Concert Pitch
  17.   Ice on the Dune
  18.   Etude
  19.   Disarm
  20.   Celebrate
  21.   Without You
  22.   Lux
  23.   Breakdown
  24.   Delta Bay
  25.   Romance To Me
  26.   Girl
  27.   Keep a Watch
  28.   Surround Sound
  29.   Celebrate
  30.   The World
  31.   Half Mist
  32.   Empire Of The Sun
  33.   Suo Gan
  34.   Cadillac of the Skies
  35.   Jim's New Life
  36.   Lost In the Crowd
  37.   Imaginary Air Battle
  38.   The Return To the City
  39.   Liberation: Exsultate Justi
  40.   The British Grenadiers
  41.   Toy Planes, Home And Hearth (Chopin Mazurka Opus 17, No. 4)
  42.   The Streets Of Shanghai
  43.   The Pheasant Hunt
  44.   No Road Home/Seeing the Bomb
  45.   Exsultate Justi
  46.   Half Mast We are the People
  47.   Swordfish Hitkiss Night

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