Australia’s Emperors Play 3 Shows Including Aussie BBQ and Official CMJ Showcase
Coming from the most isolated major city in the world is Perth’s Emperors, ready to take the Big Apple by storm with their abrasive, alt rock sound that any ‘90’s grunge fan could appreciate. Emperors are offering an mp3 download of their single, “Be Ready When I Say Go” in support of their upcoming three New York shows including an official CMJ showcase at Lit Lounge on Friday, October 18.
"Be Ready When I Say Go" off their debut album Stay Frosty was featured as a US iTunes Single of the Week and Rock Song Of The Year. Stay Frosty is noisy pop at it’s best, played by a band unashamedly stuck in their own bubble of musical influences and unlikely to become the darlings of Pitchfork anytime soon. No song titles are spelled incorrectly or without vowels, and there are no traces of synthesizers or keys. There is no content which should inspire reviewers to use genre names such as “chill wave” and “glitch hop”, nor any music written whilst wearing a v-neck t-shirt.
In the live arena, Emperors' sound a lot more abrasive than than they do on record. Playing their songs at jet engine volume, their set is filled with feedback, harmonies, massive guitars and a rhythm section like an out of control freight train clinging to the rails for dear life.
Emperors first made their mark on the Australian music landscape in 2010 when they were ‘Unearthed’ by national alternative radio station Triple J shortly after forming. This led to a slot at the Big Day Out Festival, a Rolling Stone feature and the release of the EP Sam. Along the way there’s been Australian tours and support slots with Ash, Manic Street Preachers, Silversun Pickups, The Breeders and many more.
Check out "Be Ready When I Say Go" on SoundCloud!