Indie-Electro-Pop group Austra graced the Capital last Friday night. Consisting of Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Wolf, Austra is based out of Toronto and is currently in the midst of their worldwide tour. The Canadian Indie music scene has been buzzing with the dark, haunting vocals of opera-trained Katie Stelmanis that seem to cast a spell on the audience. Without a doubt, Austra is most amazing when experienced live. This past January the band signed to Domino Records, home to a high caliber roster of artists like the Arctic Monkeys, The Count & Sinden and Animal Collective.
Silkken Laumann opened the show, recently debuting at Raw Sugar Cafe back on April 15th. Although the group features members of well-known Ottawa band, The Acorn, the sound is much different than what you are used to hearing from those boys. Laumann‘s emphasis is interesting, experimental and certainly complimented the already amazing line-up. All in all, it was a great way to spend a Friday night and keep in touch with the local talent!
Shout out to Spectrasonic and punkottawa.ca for bringing them to town and Ritual Nightclub for being great hosts as always.
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