The Cat Empire have released a new summer anthem ‘Ready Now’

Written by Bianca Davino on 2nd July, 2018
The Cat Empire have released a new summer anthem ‘Ready Now’

Australia’s fusion legends The Cat Empire, have released a new song ‘Ready Now’ ahead of their massive upcoming Australian tour. The track is a culmination of the band’s “past, present and future”, featuring their signature eclectic take on smooth jazz and ska with pepperings of modern indie rock.

‘Ready Now’ was written by Felix Riebl and was inspired by a writing session with long-time collaborator and producer Jan Skubiszewski. The track was birthed out of noodling around a single chord arpeggio and synths, which came together in an epic, high-spirited affair.

“The new Cat Empire single Ready Now began as an accidental one hand arpeggio on a keyboard with an obnoxious synth horn sound on.

It turned into a hard-hitting and fairly epic sounding fanfare that sounds like a dark marching band in flight.  Lyrically it’s full of frustration and conflict, but the music gives it an edge of joy,”  says Riebl about the track.

Having dominated the Australian touring circuit for more than a decade now, the band are set to bring their energetic live show to some of the country’s biggest venues this September, bringing along soulful up and comer Odette along for the ride.

Listen to The Cat Empire’s ‘Ready Now’:



THE CAT EMPIRE  2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES


Pre-Sale starts Thursday May 3rd, 9am (until Mon 7th, 5pm)

General Tickets on sale Tuesday May 8th, 9am. 

Sunday 10th June, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide

With Special Guests (All Ages)

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Thursday 6th September, Odeon Theatre, Hobart

Supported by Odette (All Ages)

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Saturday 8th September, Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Supported by Odette (All Ages)

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Friday 14th September, Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Supported by Odette (All Ages)

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 Saturday 15th September, Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Supported by Odette (All Ages)

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Sunday 16th September, UC Refectory, Canberra

Supported by Odette (All Ages)

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Thursday 20th September, The Triffid, Brisbane

Supported by Odette (18+)

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Friday 21st September, The Triffid, Brisbane

Supported by Odette (18+)

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Saturday 22nd September, The Triffid, Brisbane

(ALL AGES 2pm matinee)

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Saturday 22nd September, The Triffid, Brisbane

Supported by Odette (18+)

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 Sunday 23rd September, Night Quarter, Gold Coast

Supported by Odette (All Ages)

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 Friday 14th December, The Cat Empire Carnivale at Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

With Odette, Grievous Bodily Calm, Lucy Peach & more to be announced (18+)

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Saturday 15th December, The Cat Empire Carnivale at Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

With Odette, Grievous Bodily Calm, Lucy Peach & more to be announced (18+)

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The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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