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The Cat Empire

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Ian J, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Ian J

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    Every year my sister in Australia sends me a CD or DVD of Australian music. Some of the bands later go on to become well known like John Farnham and Savage Garden but many don't.

    This year's offering is a DVD plus bonus CD from a Melbourne band called The Cat Empire which I sat down to watch thinking that it would be as boring as most years offerings but I was really surprised this time.

    The first track started off with a bit of gentle Australian rap and as I cannot abide rap I started to reach for the remote to switch it off wondering if my sister had gone quite mad when it changed to funky jazz.

    The music is a fusion of hip hop, jazz, swing, reggae with influences from every other style of music imaginable and although fusion is common The Cat Empire change style in the middle of a song.

    For anyone with broad tastes in music "On the Attack" is well worth a listen and the DVD is entertaining to watch as well as listen to.

    The website at http://www.thecatempire.com.au/ce_stage_menu.html gives you a very brief flavour.
     
  2. stevegreen

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    Sounds like something I might listen to Ian, are you feeling well this morning? :laugh:
     

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