The Cat Empire

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Biography

The Cat Empire is a six-piece alternative band from Melbourne, Australia. Their sound has been described as a fusion of jazz, funk, and rock with heavy Latin / Salsa influences (not to mention reggae, ska and dub). Currently, the Cat Empire consists of Ollie McGill (keyboard and backing vocals), Ryan Monro (bass and backing vocals), Felix Riebl (percussion and vocals), Harry James Angus (trumpet and vocals), Will Hull-Brown (drums), and Jamshid "Jumps" Khadiwhala (decks, percussion). A strong, recurrent theme of their music is the rejection of materialism, war, and intolerance and an enthusiastic embrace of cultural diversity and the simple, carefree life.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Hello  -  444,264 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    One day one woman asked him
    "what do you to survive?"
    He said 'oh my dear listen here
    And this is what he cried
    On my feet I wear two shoes for dancing
    Two Shoes  -  464,923 plays
  3.  
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    I had nine lives but i lost all of them
    And I've been searching in the night
    And I've been searching in the rain
    I tried to find them
    But they disappeared
    The Lost Song  -  435,167 plays
  4. Days Like These  -  365,517 plays
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    This is a song that came upon me
    One night
    When the news it had been telling me
    About one more war and one more fight
    And 'aeh' I sighed but then
    The Chariot  -  372,852 plays
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