Empire Of The Sun recruit members of Fleetwood Mac and David Bowie’s former band on new album

Prince's group The Revolution also feature on 'Two Vines'

Empire Of The Sun have teamed up with members of Fleetwood Mac, Prince and David Bowie‘s former bandmates for their new album.

The band’s third studio effort is entitled ‘Two Vines’ and it is due for release on October 28 via Astralwerks.

The LP, which was recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, features contributions from Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin (from Prince’s band The Revolution), and pianist Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, both members of David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ band.


Nick Littlemore told Pitchfork: “There was an image we talked about very early on with this record, before we wrote the title track, ‘Two Vines,’ and that was this image of a modern city overtaken by jungle, almost like mother nature taking back the planet.”

He added, “All the buildings will turn back to sand. All it will be is nature again. We wanted to make something that reflected the beauty of that, and the wisdom that plants can give us about living harmoniously on this beautiful planet.”

Luke Steele said of recording in Hawaii: “Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea. That was the catalyst for me. I’d spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night.”

The first track to be lifted from the album will be lead single ‘High And Low’.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

‘High And Low’
‘Two Vines’
‘There’s No Need’
‘Way To Go’
‘Digital Life’
‘First Crush’
‘To Her Door’
‘Lend Me Some Light’
‘Welcome To My Life’
‘Walking On A Dream’


Last year, the band recorded the track ‘Welcome To My Life’ for a vodka advert.