Austra | 14/11/13

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Austra have shared a video for their forthcoming single, Forgive Me, which will be released on 25th November. The video was directed by Claire Edmondson who also created the sexually charged, yet endearingly candid video for ‘Beat And The Pulse’. Austra’s Katie Stelmanis said the following about the video:

"A night-vision camera captures life in a dark park. Among the hidden corners and leaf-covered hideaways, people purge and absolve their sins through sexual liberation. We highlight a romance between a man and a woman who seek forgiveness from each-other: the only forgiveness that is of any importance. "


Forgive Me is the latest single to be released from Austra’s second album Olympia, and will be available as a three track digital bundle (RUG563) alongside two new tracks, Hopeless Place and Holy Place.

Austra will be back in the UK and Ireland next month to perform four shows including a show at KOKO in London on November 25th which is now sold out. Tour dates are as follows:

21st November: Glasgow - CCA

22nd November: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory

23rd November: Manchester – Deaf Institute – SOLD OUT

25th November: London – KOKO – SOLD OUT

Olympia is an album of transformation; it presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band’s sound, structure and style. Olympia is also the first confessional record for the principal songwriter/vocalist, Katie Stelmanis, whose heartfelt lyrics touch on a range of sentiments that stem from a relationship ending, a relationship beginning, and friends' struggles with addiction and motivation.

Written and recorded in collaboration with members of Austra's touring band, the album takes influences from musical sources including South American wind ensembles, eastern folk music, 80s industrial and Chicago house. Olympia remains a pop record of deep layers and subtle gesture; one that requires patience to absorb the nuance to be found within its layers.

Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton, and they will be joined on this tour by Ryan Wosniak.


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