• March 26, 2017
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25/3 Austra

POD Presents
Austra
Button Factory
Sat 25th March 2017. Doors 7:30pm
Tickets €22.50 from Ticketmaster

Our current climate leaves many feeling apathetic but despair can act as a compass – the less

you can ignore, the more you have to act.

Having previously shared the video for first single ‘Utopia‘, Austra are pleased to reveal the video

for new track ‘Future Politics’, taken from the forthcoming album of the same name which is

released January 20 th on Domino.

Of the video, Austra’s Katie Stelmanis and the director Allie Avital say: "Future Politics is the

breaking down of paradigms. In this video, we wanted to explore what a world might look like if

our values were transformed: instead of glorifying labour, maybe we could learn to glorify the act

of doing absolutely nothing."

Watchthe ‘Future Politics’ video here

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Austra’s third LP is the Canadian band’s most ambitious record to date and calls for radical hope:

“a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia,” says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with

the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak.

Additionally, Austra have confirmed full European tour dates for 2017 including London’s

Convergence Festival.

Upcoming Austra dates

4 th March – Paradiso, Amsterdam Tickets

6 th March – Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg Tickets

7 th March – Niebo, Warsaw Tickets

8 th March – Astra, Berlin Tickets

9 th March – Muffatwerk, Munich Tickets

10 th March – Täubchenthal, Leipzig Tickets

11 th March – Posthof, Linz Tickets

12 th March – Wuk, Vienna Tickets

15 th March – Biko Club, Milano Tickets

16 th March – Les Docks, Lausanne Tickets

17 th March – Dampfzentrale, Bern Tickets

18 th March – Gloria Theater, Cologne Tickets

21 st March – Patterns, Brighton Tickets

22 nd March – Village Underground, London Tickets

23 rd March – Summerhall, Edinburgh Tickets

24 th March – The Deaf Institute, Manchester Tickets

25 th March – The Button Factory, Dublin Tickets

28 th March – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing Tickets

29 th March – Les Trinitaires, Metz Tickets

31 st March – Le Trianon, Paris Tickets

1 st April – Metronum, Toulouse Tickets

5 th April – MAC, A Coruña Tickets

6 th April – Teatro Barcelo, Madrid Tickets

7 th April –La Rambleta, València Tickets

8 th April – Sala Apolo, Barcelona Tickets

12 th April – L’Epicerie Moderne, Lyon Tickets

13 th April – La Sirene, La Rochelle Tickets

15 th April – Le 106, Rouen Tickets

16 th April – AB Box, Brussels Tickets

Future Politics is a collection of urgent, disciplined anthems for dancefloors and headphones

alike, that asks each of us to remember that apocalypse is not an inevitability, but the product of

human decision-making. It aims for a world without borders, where human compassion and

curiosity drive technological innovation rather than profit, where the necessity of labour is

replaced with time for creativity and personal growth, and the terror and destruction wrought by

colonialism and white supremacy is recognized as a dark age in human history. The album is

radicalism distilled: to galvanic beats, gorgeous, kinetic melodies, and the vulnerable majesty of

Stelmanis’s voice.

Inspired by her time living in two cities – Montreal and Mexico City – and propelled by economic

and philosophical texts she was reading throughout the album’s creation, Stelmanis was driven to

face the world’s ailments with positivity, purpose, and engagement, rather than detachment or

despair. Inspiration also came from European club culture – Objekt, Peter Van Hoesen, Lena

Willikens as well as the likes of Massive Attack; in all, artists who understand the dancefloor as a

source of radical ideas and radical joy.

Change, Rebecca Solnit (author, activist, environmentalist and editor at Harper’s Magazine)

writes, comes from “writers, scholars, public intellectuals, social activists, and participants in

social media”. Stelmanis adds “artists, club scenes, parties, teenagers, ghettoes” to that list –

“every single person’s idea about the future is valid and relevant, especially the freaks and the

queers and the outsiders.”

Stream the ‘Utopia (Ikonika Remix)’ here.

Watch the ‘Utopia’ video here.

Future Politics is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl with exclusive

signed art print, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes

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