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Radar Tip Of The Day 23: Austra

The other day I caught our reviews desk in another one of their zenned-out bliss-states, while a pile of un-checked pages mounted up between them. I realised that the Austra album was on again, weaving its wailing spells.

Austra
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During one particular track I noted to them that it sounded startlingly like a song by Canadian DIY lektro-siren Katie Stelmanis, who’d we’d gushed about yonks back.

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Our comments were met with steely ‘duhhh!’ glares, as we discovered that that’s essentially who Austra is, albeit amidst decidedly sleeker, classier synth surroundings. Anyways, yey for Katie, getting herself a proper record deal with Domino, and releasing a great new album:

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