Pnau

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Pnau
Nick Littlemore (left), Peter Mayes (right), performing in Busselton, January 2012.
Background information
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Electronic dance
Wonky pop
Years active 1999 (1999)–present
Labels Sony
Associated acts Teenager, Ladyhawke, Empire of the Sun
Website www.pnau.net
Members
Nick Littlemore
Peter Mayes

Pnau is an Australian dance music group. There are two members: a singer, Nick Littlemore, and a guitarist, Peter Mayes. They come from Sydney.[1] Their first album, Sambanova (1999), won the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release, and was very successful in the Australian music charts.[2][3]

Their third album, Pnau, was also a success with critics.[4] They were signed to a record label under musician Elton John after he listed to this album.[5]

Littlemore has also achieved success with his side-project Empire of the Sun.[6][7][8]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[9]
UK
1999 Sambanova
  • Released: July 1999
  • Label: Peaking Duck
39
2003 Again
  • Released: 17 October 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Australia
2007 Pnau
  • Released: 19 December 2007
  • Label: ETCETC
31
2011 Soft Universe
  • Released: 22 July 2011
  • Label: ETCETC
13
2012 Good Morning to the Night (Elton John vs Pnau)
  • Releases: 16 July 2012
  • Label: Mercury
40 1

References[change | change source]

  1. Wesolowski, David Peter. "Pnau > Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. "Pnau Sambanova". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  3. "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2000: 14th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  4. "PNAU at Ministry of Sound". Ministry of Sound. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  5. "Elton John signs Aussie Band PNAU". News.Com.Au. 31 July 2008. http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/elton-signs-aussie-band-pnau/story-e6frfn09-1111117066700. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  6. "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2010". Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  7. "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  8. "Empire of the Arias". Empire of the Sun Official. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  9. "Discography Pnau". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 

Other websites[change | change source]