This is chapter 2 in my random series about what is on my playlist at work (subtitled ‘music that helps my head not to explode’).
If you read my blog regularly you will know that my ipod had some ‘issues’ and was temporarily retired from duty. He was sorely missed at work, and I was so grateful when he returned I resolved to do some posts about the music that helps my day go faster, starting with the hilarious Tim Minchin.
As I said in the last post, my playlist leans heavily towards Australian music, and a quick check showed me the next most popular band on it is The Cat Empire.
Their happy songs always put a smile on my face and make me get moving. Hello, Fishies, Days Like These, One Four Five, The Chariot, even the not-so-happy Feelings Gone all get listened to over and over. Here is a youtube link to Hello if you feel so inclined, http://youtu.be/NrEvwO1F7Cw.
One of my favourite song lines ever is in the song Days Like These- My mother always made me eat broccoli/and now look at me/I’m as strong as can be. How can you not want to sing that! 🙂
In their 10 years of existence The Cat Empire have had unexpected worldwide success, mostly thanks to word of mouth and, apparently, illegal file sharing. As I said in the last music post, Australian music has a hard time getting airplay overseas. According to their myspace page they are currently touring North America and Canada.