As early adopters of Empire of the Sun with their 2008 iconic debut album, Walking on a Dream, we were thrilled to find them on top form with the first track from their next, Ice on the Dune. The startling video for ‘Alive’ finds the Aussie duo taking a walk through dramatic desert scenes in a series of sci-fi scenarios. Lovers of Frank Herbert's Dune novel and movie might find some intriguing cross-references. Naturally located on another planet, the video shares the duo's powers of resurrection as the fallen spring back to life. Bring back the Bene Gesserit, we say. The video is directed by Charles Scott & Alex Theurer and produced by Kelvin Optical, Inc,
The first significant taste of the upcoming album arrives by means of a live stream of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore's headline performance at Sydney’s Vivid LIVE festival on May 31 via YouTube. The Sydney Opera House event will be the band’s first live gig in almost two years.
The album is scheduled for release on June 14. If ‘Alive’ is a good indicator, we have no doubt that this will prove another giant stride towards the international recognition these guys so richly deserve.
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