Feel It Break
WIGCD270, WIGLP270 & WIG270D
16th May 2011
CD, vinyl & digital
Darken Her Horse
Beat And The Pulse
Shoot The Water
The debut album of Austra is the result of a long development of Katie Stelmanis, the brain behind Austra. Born in Toronto she spent a lot of time studing classical music. Katie enjoyed, learned to understand and to play the works of Puccini, Debussy, Mozart and Bach. The main goal of their youth was to become an opera singer – always working hard to achieve it.
But at the end of her highschool Katie changed her interested and discovered other genres so she attended her first Punk rock concert and joined her first band. The interest in the music before 1920 faded more and more and the music of the new century gained her intention. To create own music of her well-known epic landscapes she bought some software which allows her to compose music for each instrument and sing above these sounds.
Loving the stuff of Nine Inch Nails and The Knife led her to lend her talent to some Pop bands from Toronto – before she became a solo artist. She released several records under her own name and sang for diverse projects on Vice Records and Matador Records. All followed by a solo tour throughout Europe, a support tour with Coco Rose in the US and some extra gigs.
For Austra Katie’s long term friend Maya Postepski joined the project. Maya already supported Katie on her tours by playing drums. Her eduction in classical percussions has now influence on production and beat programming of Austra. So the songs have more structure. Live gigs are played together with the former bassist of the Canadian Indierock band Spiral Beach.
Finally Austra represent the development of a 10 years long artist carreer – resulting in fantastic debut album “Feel It Break “, which is produced by Damian Taylor (Björk, The Prodigy, Unkle). The album is full of painos just to be joined by dark keyboards parts mulitplied by the amazing voice of Katie.
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German live dates:
09.06.2011 Berlin, Berghain
10.06.2011 Hamburg, Molotow
11.06.2011 Hannover, Café Glocksee
13.06.2011 Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
14.04.2011 München, Atomic Café
15.06.2011 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
16.06.2011 Leipzig, Conne Island
25.06.2011 Köln, c/o Pop @ Kammermusiksaal
09.09.2011 Berlin, Berlin Festival, Flughafen Tempelhof