Two years on from the release of “Post Modern Conspiracy”, London alternative/electro rockers Calling All Astronauts have released the first track to be taken from their upcoming album “Anti-Social Network”, scheduled for release in February of next year.
“Empire” begins with a thumping drum beat which instantly grabs the listeners’ attention and with a vocal reminiscent of Billy Idol, there’s a distinct 1980’s feel to it, which certainly helps it stand out among the sea of modern-pop ballads and the like which continue to be blared from speakers on a regular basis. The lyrics themselves are quite simple, and so it is left to the somewhat unique vocal delivery to help improve the song on the whole.
There are also several remixes of the song so fans certainly aren’t restricted when it comes which version of the track they want to listen to, but it’s the original mix that, without question, works best of all.
The band have already earned themselves a strong following on Twitter (currently over 400K) and have received support from BBC 6Music among others. They might not be to everybody’s taste, but you can’t fault their effort and determination to maintain their place in an industry where so many artists have already fallen by the wayside.