Austra were so brilliant at SXSW I went to see them twice. The Toronto-based band led by Katie Stelmanis are a hugely impressive live six-piece act. Their album Feel It Break is out on May 13rd on Domino. The band play Crawdaddy, Dublin on Saturday July 2nd. Tickets are €14 plus fees on sale this Friday. The above video is the band performing a gig inside a cave built at the Toronto Standard offices. Watch out for those hand movements.
Download: Austra – Lose It
Other gigs of note announced recently:
- Dan Deacon – Button Factory, Sunday May 8th (€20) – on sale now
- Janelle Monae – Tripod, Wednesday June 29th (€28 & 32.50 plus fees) – on sale this Thursday.
- Villagers, Beach House – Marlay Park, Saturday July 23rd (€33.60) – on sale now.
- Van Dyke Parks, Clare & the Reasons – Button Factory, Sunday May 15th (€27 plus fees) – on sale this Wednesday
- Edan & Paten Locke – The Menagerie, Belfast – Friday April 22nd (£10), The Sugar Club, Dublin – Saturday April 23rd & Roisin Dubh, Galway – Sunday April 24th (more info)