Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
Have you heard The Last Shadow Puppets' album? If so, how's it compare?
The Cat Empire aren't my cup of tea at all. They (or a song of theirs) was nom'd in a battle of the bands/songs so I felt obliged to check them out. All a bit too straight-ahead jazz to be quite the thing and their singer sounded a bit like the guy from Space, whose timbre always suggested he was taking the piss.
I wouldn't describe them as straight-ahead jazz by any means, it was probably just that song. They're closer to ska than anything else but there's a heavy Latin American influence in there too.
If you don't like the accent it's a non-starter nevertheless, I just happen to love it.