The Cat Empire emerged as a live band. We all grew up playing around Melbourne and we are always most comfortable on a stage. We would always finish gigs and people would say that the energy of the live show was what they wanted to take home on a CD. Alongside this, we wanted to produce a recording that would get our music on radio and other streams that could access a larger audience. So the challenge was to create something that was energetic, vibrant, and alive, but also subtle and decisive.
This concept passed by a few different models, but in the end we aimed for simplicity. We recorded all the tracks live, then spent time re-doing vocal takes, and some other additions. We had Andy Baldwin on our team, who was the perfect co-producer and engineer. This album took us 8 months to make, with different parts of it being added in Byron over summer, in Melbourne at studios, at Andy's house and anywhere else we found ourselves. We are pretty happy with the final product. Make up your own minds by getting your hands on a copy.