Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 17 = Empire Of The Sun
Performing = Saturday
Empire Of The Sun are the collaboration of Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (Pnau). The electronic music duo formed in Sydney, Australia in 2008. The two have released a pair of studio albums; the award-winning 2008 release Walking On A Dream. and Ice On The Dune which made its arrival in June 2013.
The ectro-glam rockers have been compared to MGMT early in their career, however they cite Phoenix and the Grammy Award winning “Robots” as their inspiration.
Littlemore explains the origin of the band’s name:
“the name comes more from the idea of (and you’ll see this in the ongoing videos) the fact that we’re traveling around the world going to all the places of empires of the civilization where the sun has been a theme of worship. It’s not based on the Ballard novel nor the Spielberg film of the same name.”
Empire Of The Sun refer to their fans as Empyreans.
Check out the Empire Of The Sun website here:
“Walking On A Dream”
“We Are The People”