Music by The Empire State
Artwork by Langley Brown
"A thing of beauty" - Hot Press
"Epic and intense...a great band" - The Ark
"Sweeping, ambitious, melodic, passionate, heartfelt" - John Robb
"The Empire State live up to their name...towering ambition...towering choruses" - High Voltage
As this band progress, they are finding it harder to shy away from writing that perfect pop hook.
Many of them can be found in their uplifting tunes. As soulful vocalist, Joe, proclaims in one of the
more brooding tracks, they ‘’get the light in where it’s dark.”
The band unleashed their debut album, ‘Get Living Where You’re Living’ last summer. It played like
a history of rock ‘n’ roll, with influences from Johnny Cash and Van Morrison right up to the euphoric
and neo‐classical arrangements of Ian Brown and Massive Attack.
At the end of last year they released ‘Porque No’ (a collection of recently released
singles) and in March 2013 they released ‘The Law of Altitude’ – a more electronic influenced ride with the same pop sensibility.
This promises an exciting musical turning point for the band just as chart radio needs that right jab in
They’ve supported established acts such as John Fratelli, Pete & the Pirates, Sergeant, The Crookes,
Chikinki and Tiffany Page across venues such as Night & Day, Ruby Lounge, Moho Live, 53 Degrees,
Liverpool Academy and The Dublin Castle. Regularly performing at Preston’s Mad Ferret (shortlisted
in the NME poll for best UK small venue) they have built a strong following which grows with every
rowdy and raucous performance.