Joining AURORA at Metropolis Fremantle on May 8 is Brisbane’s Austen, an emerging young artist creating cosmic indie pop and electronica. Blending alternative roots with spacious synths, Austen’s hook-laden art pop creates a sonic atmosphere that draws comparisons to artists like Broods, Halsey and Banks.
All four of Austen’s singles have received triple j support, with her most recent release, Too High To Cry, premiering on Home & Hosed. In the past 12 months, Austen has supported The Kite String Tangle nationally and undertaken her own headline tour, selling out her hometown show. With a debut EP on the way and acclaim from music tastemakers like Pilerats, Stoney Roads, Project U, acid stag and more, Austen is one to watch.
Following over 200 million streams and huge sales with her debut album All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, AURORA dropped the first LP in a two-part project, entitled Infections Of A Different Kind (Step I) in September. Tracks like Runaway and Queendom showcase a powerful, angelic voice that has landed her a devoted following both in Australia and abroad.
Ethereal and ground-shaking new single The Seed is taken from the second and final part of the project, an LP entitled A Different Kind Of Human (Step II), out June 7. The Seed contrasts heavily with lead single Animal, harking back to the minimalistic sounds explored on her debut album.
Born near the city of Bergen, AURORA began writing music and lyrics at a young age, releasing her debut single Awakening in 2013 and following up with Under Stars, which led her to be signed by US label Glassnote Records. AURORA came to further prominence in 2015 when her debut album All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend charted at #1 in Norway and across Western Europe.
Much like the enchanting light display with which she shares her name, Aurora has to be seen to be believed. Get your tickets now from Oztix.