10 Years Young in 2011

Where hip-hop meets reggae, where jazz is played with dirty hands, where a Cuban line meets an Aussie rule, where nothing seems in place but sounds like many places played in one earthy chord. This is the island where THE CAT EMPIRE was born.

Some of you may remember this spiel from the early days of THE CAT EMPIRE, and we are bringing it back this year in celebration of the bands 10th birthday! Can you believe it's 10 years since our very first show in Austr...

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We have a winner!


During our world tour this year we handed out stickers encouraging people to join the mailing list to be in the running for one of the best prizes we have ever given to someone.

We have randomly chosen a winner who joined in October. This lucky person (and a friend) is going to spend a weekend with us on tour in Australia in 2011 - we are giving them flights, accommodation, backstage passes, sound check passes, and access to just generally hand out wi...

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Happy Holidays

We are winding down for 2010, and getting ready for a bit of a break before 2011 hits. Our final show for 2010 is at Woodford Folk Festival in QLD, so we hope to see some of you there.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2011 tours, which will all be announced here in January. Join our mailing list above so you are among the first to know when the next run of shows is announced. Its not too late to order our first ever vinyl release, of the album CINEMA, in time for Christmas from the ...

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CINEMA Available on Vinyl


We FINALLY have VINYL of our latest album CINEMA. It has just arrived at our headquarters, and you can BUY IT HERE.

We have pressed a limited run. If you love it, we may just look at getting the back-catalogue made into vinyl too. Enjoy....

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Our 800th Show Tonight!

Tonight, THE CAT EMPIRE will take to the stage for the 800 th time.  This will be followed later in the week by a sold out show at London’s Brixton Academy. Thank you to every one of you who has supported the band to this point.  We could not have done this without you.  Celebrate with us - Cheers...

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Help Us Win An Aria!

Please go to www.ariaawards.com.au/venergypopularvote and cast your vote for THE CAT EMPIRE for the first ever Popular Voted ARIA Award. You can also vote at   www.facebook.com/aria.official....

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Band News: Australia, Week One

Adelaide to Perth. All electronic devices should now be switched off. Keep your tray tables in their upright and locked position. Push the metal ends together until they click. There's a light and a whistle for attracting attention. On the surface, being a flight attendant may seem like a glamorous job: you get paid to fly all over the world. If you dig a little deeper, it seems a lot more boring: you fly around the world and stand up in front of a few hundred people and say exactly th...

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Band News: Osheaga

Hold on. Before we move on to Montréal, let’s backtrack a few destinations. We’ve had some, er, confusing feedback from Toronto:

Hi Rene, thanks for writing in. To answer your question, I guess the best place to start is here:
We didn’t have a bus in Toronto.
We really didn’t. I could come up with more excuses, but I think that one is conclusive enough. With that out of the way, let’s get back to the story.

This is the first time we’ve ever se...

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We are asking all of our fans around the world to create a video clip for CALL ME HOME, from the album CINEMA.
We want you to either:

1. shoot the band live playing CALL ME HOME if you see them in concert before mid Sept (in Aust or Europe), and send us the footage.

2. shoot a 30 sec sequence which says something about you and what it is that calls you Home, or that you call Home, or that you simply love about Home.

The most compelling footage will be edited by us, ...

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Band News: New York x2

As soon as the plane touched down, Kieran turned around and said what we all were thinking:
“So, what movie were you guys watching?”
“She’s Out of My League.”
“Well, it must have been:
“Oh yeah, totally, you have to see it!”
We could all see how hostile Kieran was being, but unfortunately the strangers sitting amongst us on the plane didn’t pick up on it, so it soon turned into a nice conversation.
“Oh, ...

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