Boisterous ska-jazz-funk band, The Cat Empire, have released their infectious, cheeky and fun sixth album. The first single, Brighter Than Gold, is a great way to get a party started:
The Cat Empire hails from Australia where they have established an unmatched reputation as live performers. But, the influences range worldwide with Brazilian carnival hooks, Latin jams, and African rhythms. The latest album, Steal The Light, was composed in Greece, New Orleans, and Melbourne. Its cover was conceived and created by award-winning illustrator Graeme Base, best known for his book Animalia.
The Cat Empire is on tour in the U.S. and Canada this June and July, including dates in Seattle, Portland, and at the Calgary Folk Festival.