The Cat Empire release La Sirène

by the partae
The Cat Empire La Sirene
Listen to “La Sirène” HERE

The next tantalizing taste of new music from The Cat Empire via their song-a-month reveal for 2018 is the slow burning La Sirène.

Sung predominantly in French by guest vocalist Eloise Mignon, La Sirène is as the band’s co-frontman Felix Riebl explains, “the kind of song that I wouldn’t have expected The Cat Empire to play, but it just rolls along in this beautiful circular way. It just crept it’s way onto the album and has turned out to be one of it’s most charismatic moments.”

Eloise Mignon works as an actress in theatre, film and television in Europe and Australia, in both English and French. She is currently performing in Sarah Kane’s Blasted at Malthouse Theatre, and doing a PhD in English and Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne. La Sirène is her first recorded song.

La Sirène pays homage to the devoted fan base in French Quebec,which has been a home away from home for The Cat Empire for over a decade.  The band has played to their biggest ever audience in Montreal, not only once, but twice to over a quarter of a million people as part of Montreal Jazz festival.

Their popularity in the region has been helped enormously by the fact that co-front man Harry James Angus speaks French, and has been able to engage media and fans in their own language. They also hold a venue record at The Metropolis Montreal for the most sold out shows a band has ever played at that venue.

The cover image for La Sirène, called Clay Body, is by Prue Stent, Honey Long and Clare Longley, three good friends and artists whose practices have merged and mingled in different ways over the years, coming together at different points to explore shared fascinations and the common threads. Prue Stent is a cousin of Harry James Angus’, so the band are delighted to be collaborating with another artistic family member.

It’s been a massive year so far for The Cat Empire, after releasing the brand new songs Ready Now and Stolen Diamonds, the band have mobilised their global fanbase with these two new songs alone amassing over 1 million streams and 75,000 views on YouTube and counting. Now with the release of La Sirène that engagement looks set to continues as The Cat Empire continue to build on another standout year in their already storied career.

After an already massive run through Europe playing major festivals, nearly all shows on the Australian leg of their 2018 World Tour have sold out. Only a few tickets remain in Canberra, Gold Coast and WA, additional shows have just been announced in Darwin and Yalingup WA.


Thursday 6th September, Odeon Theatre, Hobart (SOLD OUT)
Supported by Odette (All Ages)
tickets click here

Saturday 8th September, Palais Theatre, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Supported by Odette (All Ages)
tickets click here

Sunday 9th September, Theatre Royal Castlemaine (SOLD OUT)
tickets click here

Friday 14th September, Enmore Theatre, Sydney (sold out)
Supported by Odette (All Ages)
tickets click here

Saturday 15th September, Enmore Theatre, Sydney (sold out) 
Supported by Odette (All Ages)
tickets click here

Sunday 16th September, UC Refectory, Canberra
Supported by Odette (All Ages)
tickets click here

Thursday 20th September, The Triffid, Brisbane (sold out)
Supported by Odette (18+)
tickets click here

Friday 21st September, The Triffid, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Supported by Odette (18+)
tickets click here

Saturday 22nd September, The Triffid, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
(ALL AGES 2pm matinee)
tickets click here

Saturday 22nd September, The Triffid, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Supported by Odette (18+)
tickets click here

Sunday 23rd September, Night Quarter, Gold Coast
Supported by Odette (All Ages)
tickets click here

Saturday 29th September,  One Tropical Day – Darwin NT 
Supported by Odette
tickets click here

Saturday 1st December,  Inland Sea Of Sound, Bathurst, NSW
tickets click here

Friday 14th December, The Cat Empire Carnivale at Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
With Odette, Grievous Bodily Calm, Lucy Peach & more to be announced (18+)
tickets click here

Saturday 15th December, The Cat Empire Carnivale at Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
With Odette, Grievous Bodily Calm, Lucy Peach & more to be announced (18+)
tickets click here

Sunday 16th December, Caves House, Yallingup WA 
Supported by Odette
tickets click here


Tuesday 30th  October Istanbul, Turkey – Babylon

Wednesday 31 October Bucharest, Romania – Arnele Romane

Thursday 1st November, Vienna, Austria – Arena Vienna

Friday 2nd November, Stuttgart, Germany – Liederhalle

Saturday 3rd November, Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457

Sunday 4th November, Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof

Tuesday  6th November, Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

Wednesday 7th November, Hamburg, Germany – MEHR! Theater

Thursday  8th November, Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso

Friday 9th November, Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso

Saturday  10th November, Cologne, Germany – Palladium

Monday 12th November, Brussels, Belgium – AB Hall

Wednesday 14th November, Bournemouth, UK – 02 Academy

Thursday 15th November, London, UK – Roundhouse

Friday  16th November, London, UK – Roundhouse

Saturday 17th November, Bristol, UK -02 Academy

Sunday  18th November, Bristol, UK – 02 Academy

Tuesday 20th November, Paris, France – Le Bataclan

Wednesday 21st November, Toulouse, France – Le Bikini

Thursday 22nd November, Barcelona, Spain – La Razzamatazz

Friday 23rd November, Madrid, Spain – Sala La Riviera

Sunday  25th November, Barcelona, Spain – La Razzamatazz


Thursday 28th February, Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn Steel 

Friday 1st of March, Philadelphia PA -Theatre of Living Arts  

Saturday 2nd  of March, Boston MA – Royale

Sunday 3rd of March, Quebec QC – Capitole     

Monday 4th of March, Montreal QC – MTELUS

Thurdsay 7th of March, Toronto ON – Danforth Music Hall

Friday, 8th of March, Waterloo Ontario – Maxwell’s Music House 

Saturday 9th of March, Chicago IL – House of Blues  

Monday 11th of March, Minneapolis MN – Varsity Theater 

Tuesday 12th of March, Winnipeg MB – Burton Cummings Theatre  

Thursday 14th of March, Edmonton AB – Winspear Centre

Friday 15th of March, Calgary AB – MacEwan Hall   

Sunday 17th of March, Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom

Monday 18th of March, Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom   

Tuesday 19th of March, Victoria BC – Royal Theatre 

Wednesday 20th of March, Seattle WA – The Showbox   

Thurday 21st of March, Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom 

Saturday 23rd of March, San Francisco CA – The Fillmore 

Monday 25th of March, Los Angeles CA – El Rey Theatre   

Tuesday 26th of March, San Diego CA – House of Blues

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