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Video of the Moment #2471: Empire of the Sun

By on Monday, 13th November 2017 at 6:00 pm

Following album ‘Two Vines’ released last autumn, Aussies Empire of the Sun have followed that up with a new EP. The dance / electronic duo’s EP ‘On Our Way Home’ is out, and it features ‘Two Vines’ track ‘Way to Go’ three ways: the original, plus remixes from Japanese sensation Cornelius and also Gomez and Tritter. Nick Littlemore of the act says of the latest release: “We are back and we come with a labour of love and the might of our two hearts, we bring to you humbly with our hats and helmets in our hands. This EP represents us, including a song that is straight from the forest and the name of Two Leaves and a very special remix by the one and only Cornelius. As well as lots of other joys and a video made in Japan by the wondrous master of visual arts and beyond …” As we’ve come to expect from Empire of the Sun, the video for ‘Way to Go’ is a sensory delight, no doubt driven by the pair’s obsession with image and production values. Watch it below. For more here on TGTF on Empire of the Sun, go here.


Video of the Moment #2193: Empire of the Sun

By on Tuesday, 27th September 2016 at 6:00 pm

Australian electronic duo Empire of the Sun have returned and in a big away. The ‘Walking on a Dream’ stars are gearing up their long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s ‘Ice on the Dune’. ‘Two Vines’ will be released on the 28th of October on Virgin EMI in the UK and Astralwerks in America. As should be rightly expected from the flamboyant pair and their past video creations, ‘High and Low’ is a grand expression of what looks like the latest enchanted fantasy world they’ve created. It’s discovered by accident by natives, so the question is, will they join the band in their amazing world? Looks like we’ll have to see in the next chapter of Empire of the Sun’s story to be revealed. What ‘High and Low’ below. Admittedly, we haven’t written much about the duo in a while, but you’re more than welcome to reminisce on our past coverage through here.



Video of the Moment #1320: Empire of the Sun

By on Sunday, 15th September 2013 at 10:00 am

Yes, they’re a little odd. But Empire of the Sun always make unique videos, and their latest for ‘DNA’ is no exception. Watch it below.



Video of the Moment #1201: Empire of the Sun

By on Wednesday, 8th May 2013 at 6:00 pm

Empire of the Sun have released a new video for ‘Alive’, and has always been typical with their, this video features unusual, quirky headwear and a fantasy plotline. Their new album ‘Ice on the Dune’ (again, another anachronism) is out next month.



Preview: Glastonbury 2010

By on Friday, 23rd April 2010 at 12:00 pm

Surely I don’t need to explain to you what Glastonbury is – it’s simply LEGENDARY. Even as an American (though, admittedly, an Anglophile), every year I drool over the lineup, despair at not being able to attend and then scour the internet for pictures and videos when it’s over. Each summer, the enormous site at Worthy Farm (about a mile and a half in diameter) turns into a mini-city for the  largest greenfield festival in the world. Since the first Glasto was held 40 years ago in 1970, the festival has come to be known for its truly amazing lineup, and this year is no different.

One of the perks of being the biggest festival around is that you can get the biggest artists around. This year, the Pyramid Stage will be graced by some of the most recognizable names in music. On Friday night, Irish rockers U2 are headlining, with support from Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, and Corinne Bailey Rae. Saturday night sees headliner MUSE share the stage with the likes of Scissor Sisters, Shakira and Jackson Browne. And on the final night, legend Stevie Wonder tops the bill, closing out the festival after performances from Paloma Faith, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and guitar legend Slash.

But it’s not only the main stage that’s worth visiting. Punters will get quite a workout running between that and the other 12 stages, of which the Other Stage, the John Peel Stage and the Park Stage look the most promising. Over the course of the weekend, the Other Stage lineup reads like the index page of NME: The Flaming Lips, Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Hot Chip, Phoenix, the Courteeners, the Cribs, Kate Nash, Editors, Two Door Cinema Club, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, We Are Scientists, Temper Trap, the Hold Steady and more.

Originally called the “New Bands Tent,” the John Peel Stage features a mix of old and new favourites. Friday night sees Groove Armada share the stage with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding and Bombay Bicycle Club. Saturday night is jam-packed with bands we’ve featured here on TGTF, like the xx, Foals, Marina and the Diamonds, Delphic, Wild Beasts and Field Music. And Sunday night remains epic with sets by Ash, Julian Casablancas and the Drums.

All the way across the site, the Park Stage will play host to buzz bands like the xx, Broken Bells, the Big Pink, Midlake, Laura Marling, Stornoway, Beach House, Frankie & the Heartstrings and Dirty Projectors, ending with a headlining set by Australian electronic duo Empire of the Sun on Sunday night. And at the risk of making your heads explode by listing even more bands, at the other stages festival-goers will be treated to performances by Mos Def, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Turin Brakes, Imelda May, DJ Fatboy Slim, Crystal Castles, Good Shoes, Fanfarlo and Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip.

If you’re not already overwhelmed by the sheer massiveness of the festival, then you can click here to view the complete lineup. But if you don’t already have tickets for the sold out spectacular, then be warned, it will turn you green with envy.

Glastonbury 2010 is completely SOLD OUT. It will be held from Wednesday, 23rd June to Sunday, 27th June 2010 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.


Video of the Moment #130: Empire of the Sun

By on Monday, 14th September 2009 at 6:00 pm


Empire of the Sun – Without You

Ever the crazy Kids, Empire of the Sun have made this shiny new video available. Very surreal, I was slightly surprised at the choice of single, but you’ve got to admit that the video fits the video perfectly. Watch and Enjoy.


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