In 2008, two of Australia’s leading musician / producers Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nicholas Littlemore (Pnau) created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality - a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as Empire of the Sun.
The resulting album Walking On A Dream went on to sell 1.5 million copies worldwide. 8 ARIA awards (including Album of The Year, Single of the Year and Best Group), 2 BRIT nominations (including Best International Album), and many accolades followed.
Recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, Two Vines is co-produced by Empire Of The Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, The Killers, Mika), alongside longtime collaborator Jonathan Sloan. It also sees the creative circle expanding, with esteemed pianist / arranger Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, from David Bowie's Blackstar band, featuring heavily on the album. Factor in Wendy Melvoin from Prince's Revolution and Fleetwood Mac’s genius guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, and the Empire's rainbow has never been so vast and colourful. With Two Vines, it's time for the mission to go deeper, Nick adds. "As musicians and writers, we're still on the same track but I feel like we're becoming more enlightened in terms of our spiritual course, trying to get closer to a deeper message of peace, love and understanding - and plant love, particularly.
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