By: Jaaziel Job
Many good things
The Australian music scene has always been a strange fascination to me. Almost like a drug, I see myself constantly adding on to the list of Australian bands I listen to. A recent permanent resident to this list is - NEW EMPIRE, A Rock/Alternative band from Sydney, Australia. A lot of New Empire's music consists of "life changing"/ "feel good" songs, which makes their music a lot more relatable than your everyday pop music. I wouldn't necessarily refer to them as a " christian band" but their faith has had a great deal of influence in their music.
Having played for music festivals like the VANS WARPED TOUR, EASTERFEST & the PARACHUTE MUSIC FESTIVAL, New Empire has made a name for itself amongst music lovers from all ends of this globe.
Here In Your Eyes (released in March 2011) is an up beat track that promotes the idea of hope and desire.
Every New Empire song has a special story behind it. It is written with so much depth and honesty, that it is hard for anyone with a soul to dismiss them!
New Empire has spent the last two years working hard on their third studio album. I am convinced that this new record will not disappoint! "In A breath" will be released in September! And new empire says it will be "the best record yet!" So let us keep our eyes peeled for this!
Here's our interview with NEW EMPIRE!
What is 'New Empire?
New Empire is a 4 piece alternative band from Sydney Australia. We are Jeremy Fowler
(Vocals/guitar/piano) Kyle Lane (Guitars/Vocals) Kale Kneale (Drums/Vocals) and
Nate Cairns (Bass/Vocals).
You've had tremendous success over the years, what
have been some of the high points throughout this journey?
I think for us most recently having 'One Heart/Million Voices' as the official Promotional song for the London 2012 Olympic Games in our home country of Australia and cracking the top 20 singles
in Oz was a very special moment for us. We've really enjoyed touring our two
albums with artists we've grown up admiring over the past few years, and getting
to be part of the Vans Warped Tour across the USA in 2012 was also a great way
to see the country. We're looking forward to what our new album will bring!
Who are some of your musical influences?
Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, Toto, The Killers, Kings of Leon, M83 and Bethel Live to name few.
"Relight The Fire" has gotten over 1 million views
on YouTube since it's release in January, tell us more about this song?
'Relight The Fire' is our first single from our upcoming album 'In A Breath' released September 2013, and for us is a song about re-igniting the spark within our souls after we have
experienced the trials of life. It's a call to hope and live with a sense of expectation and adventure again.
One Heart/ Million Voices has touched many
people. What inspired this song?
This song was written the next morning after waking up from finishing a big tour around our home country in 2010. Many good things we experience in life are fleeting will not last forever, so this song is about appreciating what we have in the moment; being grateful and not losing sight of
the bigger picture going on around us.
What can we expect from New Empire in the near
We will be releasing a brand new record in September 2013, with new singles/videos and tours soon to follow. We feel it is our best record yet and we are very excited to be able to share it come September!
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