Formed in mid 2008, Brave Empire is a 7-piece hip hop/rock band that brings a highly unique brand of sound to the world of popular music. With a wide range of influences including such diverse bands as Paramore, Anberlin, Lupe Fiasco, Evanescence and Lacuna Coil, the members of the Empire bring their vastly different backgrounds and interests in music together in a way that is interesting and very original. This distinctive sound, created by the genre crossing combination of vocalists Shaka, Vuoche and Shauna, is backed with a thundering solid backbone, produced by guitarists Jamie and Steve, bassist Matt and drummer Ignacio. The last year has been one of grueling practice and recording sessions and has highlighted Brave Empire member's commitment and dedication to taking on the task of breaking out into the mainstream music scene. They are realistic about the challenges and ready to meet them head on. The band are a hard working no nonsense unit backed by a team that includes experienced industry professionals, all with one solid focused aim. We all want to get this young group in front as many new fans as possible. The independently produced album 'A New Era' clearly demonstrates the Empire's musical and lyrical strengths and versatility. Catchy songs like 'Lovin' you', 'Where we belong' and 'Set me free' allow the listener to see the emotive side of the band. Others, for example 'Nightmares' and 'Gladiator', are examples of the tough rock sound that definitively sets 'Brave Empire' apart from the rest of the latest crop of talent. Two songs from the album are currently in video production and we will have supporting High Definition video material available for TV and online promotion pre-release. All the music and lyrics for 'A New Era' were written and composed by the 7 members of Brave Empire. "We like to share the writing. We mostly write our own lyrics but are open to helping each other out to tie it all together". The songs lyrics speak about being a young person today. Love and dreams, hopes and fears and the challenges of being a teen is this ever changing world. Many pieces contain positive inspiring idea's, however the writers are not afraid to tackle confronting issues that cover topics relevant to modern youth. The words contained in tracks like 'Disturbed' and 'Set me Free' speak about the repercussions of drug use and a life gone wrong on the streets. 'A New Era' is due for release in late 2009. With a powerful debut album set for release, videos in production, a groundbreaking new sound and a burning passion for music, it is fair to say that the sky is the limit for Brave Empire.