Not many rock bands strive for that towering arena filling sound early in their career. Unperturbed ambitious alt-rock trio EMPRA continue to turn things up to 11 with new single Rebecca.

After the tragic passing of bandmate Wayne Thunder in 2007 vocalist and guitarist Sanny Veloo wound up Singapore outfit Boredphucks and relocated to Melbourne with renewed purpose and aspirations to bring his own brand of uplifting rock music to the world.

Since the group’s inception in 2011 EMPRA have toured prolifically building a following not only in Australia but also South East Asia and the United States. In 2013 the group met with international acclaim after taking out first place in music industry juggernaut Live Nation’s international battle of the band’s style competition the In House Artist Project in 2013.

With the assistance of bassist Matt Agius and drummer Georgia Flipo EMPRA’s current line-up combines the influence of alt-rock legends the Foo Fighters with the hard hitting rock crunch of Royal Blood for latest single Rebecca.

Driven by a chunky bassline, crashing guitar licks, playful drumming pattern and melodic call and response vocals, Rebecca’s narrative lyric tells the tale of an unrequited love on the dance floor at Melbourne’s iconic rock haven Cherry Bar. Veloo’s proclivity for writing a slick rock track has often been praised and cannot be faulted here.

Watch Sanny's latest single!