It only took 8 years and a commercial for the Honda Civic, but Australia’s Empire Of The Sun can finally say it has a hit in America. The band’s debut album of the same name was released back in 2008. The title track was their very first single release in October of that year, but nobody in North America (except your pals here at Bangwave) paid any notice.
Since then they’ve had 2 hit albums along with 5 hit singles (2 of which went platinum), and 8 music videos. They reached the Top Ten in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland & their native Australia and charted in six additional countries. To be fair, their last album, Ice On The Dune, did sell well enough in the US in its first week of release to reach #20, but finally US Radio is playing their music, so maybe they will get the attention that they deserve on this hemisphere. [ article by Tom Stark ]