Empire Of The Sun’s Nick Littlemore writing with Elton John

Littlemore links up with legend for new Pnau album

Empire Of The Sun‘s Nick Littlemore has revealed that he has been writing songs with Elton John during his five-month absence from the band.

Earlier this month Empire Of The Sun mainman Luke Steele admitted that he hadn’t seen bandmate Littlemore for five months. Now Littlemore has revealed that he has been off globetrotting, working on the new album with his band Pnau.

“We’re making a studio album with Elton John co-writing on some tracks for the next Pnau album,” he told NME.COM. “We met Elton in Australia and his manager has now become our manager.”

Explaining why he hadn’t been in touch with Steele he said: “I’ve been working with Cirque du Soleil in Montreal and writing and recording the next Pnau album in London, Atlanta and New York with [Pnau bandmate] Peter Mayes.

“I was recording in Atlanta and swimming with my phone in my pocket,” he said about not giving Steele a call all this time. “I’ve never managed to replace it.”

Littlemore added that he would be playing live soon. “We’re fully in recording mode and will be playing New York, Miami and Mexico in November,” he said.

“Mexico is a festival called Sonofilia [which takes place in Guadalajara on November 21] which will be huge. There will be new Pnau music some time next year.”