This is not the first time we talk about Miami Horror on umstrum||music. Remember, back in May, when we posted the amazing track “This Heart Attack” by Faker vs Miami Horror… Well it’s time to give Miami Horror the attention it deserves!
Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo which formed in 2007. The duo is currently composed of Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore, famous for his work with indie dance act Pnau.
The pair released their debut album, Walking On A Dream, in October 2008 via EMI Music Australia. The first single from the album was also called “Walking On A Dream” and it was followed by their instant cult second single “We Are the People”.
It’s finally saturday!!! Here’s the song that kept me going this whole week: “Shooting Stars” by Australian band Bag Raiders!
Associated with the Bang Gang 12 Inches label, Bag Raiders are a Sydney-based electro duo who scored a breakout hit in 2007 with “Fun Punch.” Founded in 2005 in Sydney, the duo is comprised of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass. They made their production debut in 2007 with The Bag Raiders EP on Bang Gang 12 Inches.
Their new single “Shooting Stars” is now out digitally and on vinyl, with remixes by Siriusmo, Cassian and In Flagranti. You can purchase it on
For more Bag Raiders news, go to their page on MySpace.
Born in Belgium but raised in Australia, Gotye (pronounce go-tee-yeah) is the alter ego of Walter De Backer. He has released two studio albums independently, Boardface (2003) and Like Drawing Blood (2006), and one remix album titled Mixed Blood (2007). Singer, songwriter and drummer, Wally is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics, who have released three studio albums since 2002.
As of 2009, Gotye is still performing with The Basics and working on a third album, currently in production. There is no release date yet…
A few days ago, The Presets released a new video for their last single “Kicking and Screaming”, the fifth release from the Australian act’s second album, Apocalyspo, out on Modular Records.
The clip shows the band performing live in front of hundreds of jubilant fans. Wish you were there? Yeah, me too… Watch the video!
The Presets’ Julian Hamilton (keyboard and vocals) and Kim Moyes (drums and keyboard) have been riding a massive wave of success for the past couple of years. Their eclectic mix of electro, rock, techno, pop and a handful of other genres has managed to charm both music critics and mainstream radios, turning them into one of the biggest indie bands in Australia.
You can sample songs from their award-winning album Apocalypso on the band’s official MySpace and you can purchase the album on