Katie Austra Stelmanis has been better known by her middle name for three albums, ten years, and countless tours. She wrote, produced, and performed all her own records, occasionally sharing the spotlight with a band to tour live. From the outside, things were going really well for a while: she built a devoted fan base and sold out shows all around the world. However, on the inside, Stelmanis was beginning to feel stagnant and uninspired. “I was losing faith in my own ideas,” she explains. Without realising it, she’d got caught up in a toxic relationship that was tearing her apart. Austra felt the need to cut ties, personally and professionally, and start all over again.
Austra’s blistering new single “Risk It” captures the desperation in feeling scared to leave a relationship. Austra sings: “I feel ashamed / It feels insane to seek you endlessly / Late night Remedy / But girl, I just can’t let you go.”
Doors: 8:30pm (tbc)
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