Australian electro-pop band Empire of the Sun scored two major nominations when the Brit Awards were announced yesterday in London. The band is made up of frontman Luke Steele and sometime member Nick Littlemore. The boys made the list for International Breakthrough Act and International Album for their critically acclaimed Walking on a Dream.
Luke’s reaction was typically hippy dippy. He remarked, “The dream was the king for this record and it is becoming wilder and wilder as the sandman keeps cooking.” I so wanna party and play bongos with this dude. But what I really want to know is what was his wife Jodi’s (aka “Snappy Dolphin”) reaction? (They also have a daughter named Sunny Tiger.) I want an EOTS name. Frisky Poodle? Sassy Meerkat? Also nominated was Australian-born, Manhattan-based Daniel Merriweather, who won the 2009 ARIA for Best Male Artist. He scored a nomination for Best International Breakthrough artist along with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Animal Collective.