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The Cat Empire, a band that has been taking their native Australia by storm with their funky mix of jazz, ska, and rock with Latin influences is ready to claim their rightful place at the top of the American charts and all music lovers’ hearts. Their album Two Shoes has already gone double platinum and a new tour is bringing them back to the states and Canada.
Two Shoes received its U.S. debut in February of this year. With a visit to the band’s Myspace profile you can hear streaming MP3s of four singles: “How To Explain,” “Side to Side,” “The Car Song,” and “Hello.” It will quickly become apparent what numerous fans of The Cat Empire already know. Their melodies are infectious and their lyrics are catchy. In the past, The Cat Empire has played sold-out sets at the Bowery in New York, the Troubadour in L.A., and other venues. “It’s great to play for people who experience us for the first time,” insists singer Felix Riebl. “It’s like a new romance.”