AUSTRA SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR HULLUU
Austra | 03/07/14
Toronto-based Austra have shared a video for Hulluu, directed by Zeesy Powers and featuring choreography and dancing from Emily Law.
Katie Stelmanis from Austra said the following about the video:
‘I knew that I wanted the video for Hulluu to focus on movement. I've known Emily since I was 12 and she is the best dancer/waacker in Toronto so I definitely wanted her to be a part of it. Zeesy is a super-talented artist who I used to live with and collaborate with all the time making soundtracks for her performance art pieces (and who was actually the one to encourage me to start performing my own music in the first place). I thought it would be cool to work together again. We used a green screen and filmed Emily dancing to the track for about 4 hours.
In director Powers' words: "The spirit self is unleashed in the nightclub in your mind. The beat hits and time stops, speeds up, slows down. On the dance floor do you compete with others or only yourself? True freedom fills the body with what we have been, are, and could be. Shedding psychic bodies reveals the person always there. Move."
The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. The band has also announced North American dates supporting Broken Bells. Full dates are below.
“'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."
Austra tour dates:
07-03 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival
07-10 London, UK - Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival
07-16 Dombirth, AT – Conrad Sohm
07-17 Bologna, IT – Vicolo Bolognetti Covo Club
07-18 Ancona, IT – Spilla Festival
07-19 Ivrea, IT - A Night Like This Festival
07-26 San Sebastian, ES – Jazzaldia
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
08-15 Basel, CH – Kaserne
09-04 Leipzig, DE - Taubchenthal
09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival
09-06 Gdansk, PL – Soundrive Festival
09-14 Austin, TX – Stargayzer Festival
10-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *
10-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *
10-28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium *
*w/ Broken Bells