The name suggests some crazy mash-up of Kimbra and Empire Of The Sun, but this Melbourne four-piece are a far different beast. Tearing some pages out of the Foo Fighters’ ‘How To Kick Ass 101’ manual, the band blast out full-throttle rock with a deft sense of depth and dynamics.
Combining the explosive energy of the Foo Fighters, the power-packed punch of Green Day and the boisterous fun of Weezer with a healthy dose of Australian hard rock attitude, Sanny Veloo (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Matt Agius (Bass), Matt Gault (Guitars/Backing Vocals) and Matt Cattanach (Drums) nail the in-your-face, rousing badass vibe that is EMPRA.
Evolving out of the ashes of rock bands The SUNS and The Final Eclipse, EMPRA’s journey was born out of tragedy – the loss of Sanny’s band-member and best mate of 16 years, Wayne Thunder of The Suns - a punk rock legend gone way before his time.
EMPRA are currently making a name for themselves touring Australia, and supporting awesome Australian acts British India, Calling All Cars and Dead Letter Circus.