1. An Interview with Austra | CHARTattack.com


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    Interview with Katie Stelmanis of Austra http://www.chartattack.com http://www.twitter.com/chartattack http://www.facebook.com/chartattack Given Austra's dark electronic sound, one might think that front girl Katie Stelmanis had grown up on a steady diet of Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, and Bauhaus, but the truth is that she's deeply rooted in opera and classical music. Those influences are clear, not just in Katie's impossibly strong vocals, but in the foreboding musical arrangements that mutate her catchy, club friendly tunes into dark, looming beasts. I met up with Katie to ask her about her musical background, and find out whether Austra is better suited to North American or European audiences. Here's part of that conversation.

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    • CMJ TV: Austra


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      Katie Stelmanis, lead singer of Austra, talks to CMJ about her background in opera, Toronto's best kept secret and the difference between Canadians and Americans. For more, visit www.cmj.com/tv

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