Dutch punk rock act Sweet Empire has released its sophomore album, officially on September 1st. Entitled 'Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us' the band continues their practice of writing melodic and playful songs with a dead serious undertone. This second album features 13 songs with a fresh sound and wide variety subjects. Whether it is personal change or genetically modified food, the band never fails to delve into a subject in order to present an honest and balanced opinion. The entire record is available for a free download on the band's Bandcamp page (http://www.sweetempire.bandcamp.com).
To promote the record the band also released two videos which you can watch below.
Various record labels released the album: Shield Recordings in the Benelux, Gunner Records in Germany, and LaserLife Records in Austria. The album is available on coloured gatefold vinyl and on CD.
Sweet Empire's previous album 'This Season Needs Torches' was released in 2011, after which the band has toured relentlessly. To promote the release of this second album the band will embark on a mainland European tour in October, as well as playing weekenders in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
Euro tour 2014:
Th. Oct 2nd: DE - Sabot, Wiesbaden
Fr. Oct 3rd: DE - JuZe, Offingen
Sa. Oct 4th: CZ - Orion Club, Tabor
Su. Oct 5th: SL - Kavarna AVE, Ajdovščina
Mo. Oct 6th: AT - Das Bach, Vienna
Tu. Oct 7th: CZ - U Vočka, Opava
We. Oct 8th: CZ - Auto Da Fé Music Pub, Kladno
Th. Oct 9th: AT - Sub, Graz
Fr. Oct 10th: CH - Taverne De La Republique, Geneva
Sa. Oct 11th: DE - KTS, Freiburg
Su. Oct 12th: BE - Le Phoenix, Mons