The Cat Empire have released their 7th studio album 'Stolen Diamonds', out now via Two Shoes Records.
After revealing a new song each month across 2018 to their legion of fans around the globe, the time has finally arrived for Stolen Diamonds, the brand new album from The Cat Empire to be released in full. Captured during an autumn recording session just outside of Melbourne with long-time collaborator and producer Jan Skubiszewski, Stolen Diamonds documents one of Australia’s most successful musical exports at the zenith of their creative powers.
Theirs is blueprint featuring the various elements collected and combined over the years to formulate their own
recipe for perfect roots pop, refined to the point now where it has now become a life affirming elixir, galvanising and levitatating their fiercely loyal supporters.
The Cat Empire’s unique delivery stategy in the lead-up to the album’s release has paid impressive dividends. Preview songs like Ready Now, Stolen Diamonds and Oscar Wilde to name but a few have mobilised the band’s fanbase in anticipation and have already ticked over 5 million streams. Hundreds of thousands of YouTube views have also been registered for the accompanying 360” live video series, which again saw the band break with
convention by producing a series of performance clips where viewers are able to choose their own customised view of the band as they perform each newly released song.
Having recently teamed up with the Australia Council to support a potentially career-changing grant helping fledgling Australian musicians to tour internationally, The Cat Empire themselves have a had another successful year as a totally independent entity. More touring is slated for 2019, including the current run of sold out shows at Melbourne Zoo, an extensive US tour in March, and a European festival run in July, suggesting things aren’t slowing down
for The Cat Empire. Expect to see them touring in Australia from October this year, shows to announce soon.