iTunes - Spotify

Our music is now available for streaming/download via Spotify and iTunes.
Go have a listen to 'This Season Needs Torches' or 'The Flood'. Please use these for streaming only, 'cause the music is available for free download over at Bandcamp.
Our music is also supposed to be available via Amazon, eMusic, and Rdio soon.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 20:56 Sweet Empire

Tour is over - Next show - Compilation

We had a great time again on tour. This tour took us trough England up to Scotland, which was our first visit to this great part of the UK, and all the way back trough England and Belgium again. Too many fun things happened, maybe some stories and/or picture will surface somewhere on the Internet soon...

We'd like to thank everyone who has been involved in any way with any of the shows! We're honored to be able to play places far away from our homes which feel like home.

Our next show will be one in our home country, in Nijmegen. We'll be playing with Fighting Fiction (UK) and Bad Ideas (UK) on the 16th at De Onderbroek.

Also check out this great compilation, Make Yer Ane Comp IV, by Make That A Take Records. This Scottish label/collective showed us a great time in Scotland and were kind enough to include us on their new compilation. Torches is on there, alongside songs of lots of great bands. Stream it, and dowload it for only two quid. Which is about 2.40 euros or 1000000 dollars.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 01:52 Sweet Empire

UK Tour

We're going on tour to the UK this month. We've lost count on how many trips we've had over to the UK but we know for sure it's going to be the first time going up to Scotland. We'll also be playing a show in Belgium on the way home. We really can't wait to play some shows, meet old/new friends, have some beers/whisky, and all of the other random greatness that comes along with a tour. If you can make it to a show it would be great to see you there.

Check out the tour poster made by our lovely bass player Rick:


Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 15:40 Sweet Empire

2012 Recap - 2013 Forecast

So 2012 is coming to an end. It has been a fun year to say the least.

What have we been up to?
After releasing our album late 2011 we have been busy doing shows throughout this year. 2012 saw the longest Sweet Empire tour to date, through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Wales, England, and Belgium. One of the things we're really proud of is opening for Hot Water Music and La Dispute in Prague. We were also lucky to have met some great new friends/bands in the likes of: Social Distrust, The Kabeedies, Ants!, Irish Handcuffs, The Liberation Service, and lots more. So yeah, besides some hospital visits, 2012 has been very kind to us.

What will 2013 bring us?
Probably a lot more shows and hopefully some new recordings. The first show will be in our hometown and will be with Kepi Ghoulie and Sons Of Buddha. Two days after that show we will head out to the UK for 11 days, this time going all the way up to Scotland for the first time. We're pretty stoked to say the least. Whisky and (vegan) haggis!
We're also very busy writing new songs and are keen on doing some new recordings in 2013. What format or how many songs still needs to be decided. Of course we will keep you posted. Last but not least we are still working on a video for 'Emma'. It's taking a long time but we hope to be able to show you the end result pretty soon.
Let's hope 2013 will match up to 2012, or maybe even top it!

In good tradition, we wish you all happy holidays and a great 2013!

Monday, 24 December 2012, 15:06 Sweet Empire