Austra is the brainchild of Canadian born Katie Stelmanis, a unique talent in possession of some seriously evocative vocal stylings who grew up on a diverse musical diet; Puccini, Nine Inch Nails, and the riot-girl greats, just to name a few, having had a significant influence.more>>>
For the past few years Katie has been a mainstay on the Toronto indie scene, playing in a variety of bands, honing her talents and consolidating her experiences, until finally she decided to bring in long time friends and collaborators, Dorian Wolf on bass, and Maya Postepski as beat programmer and producer, and Austra was born.
For their debut single Austra, out on Domino Records on February 21st, have concocted a storming piece of leftfield pop, fuelled by surging electro beats and undeniably strong melodies belted out by a voice that practically demands attention. It's the kind of song that will have the more open minded, darkhearted clubgoers working themselves into a total frenzy on the dancefloor.
Domino Recording Company, generally known as Domino Records, is an independent record label based in London. There is also a wing of the label based in United States, releasing Domino artists' music from the label's Brooklyn offices and run by Kris Gillespie, as well as a German division called Domino Deutschland and a French division called Domino France. In addition, Stephen Pastel presides over the subsidiary label Geographic Music, which releases more unusual British and World music. In 2011, the company announced that it was beginning a book publishing division, The Domino Press.more>>>
Founded in 1993, by Laurence Bell and his partner Jacqui Rice, the label's first release was the Sebadoh EP Rocking the Forest, licensed from Sub Pop records for release in the UK. Many of the early releases were by American artists who in the USA were signed to Drag City (Smog, Will Oldham, Royal Trux), a relationship which continues to this day. Success was not immediate, as labels such as Domino, who were releasing more established American rock and unusual British music, were marginalised during the Britpop era, but a steady stream of new signings gave the label increasing credibility. Recent high profile releases from Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, and The Kills have only acted as a catalyst to this, and Domino is now one of the longest running and most successful independent record labels in the UK.
2003 saw the label's 10th anniversary. There were a number of new releases, as well as a compilation album and a series of gigs in London under the 'Worlds of Possibility' banner, to celebrate the label's first decade in October of that year.
Domino celebrated their first UK #1 album in October 2005 with Franz Ferdinand's You Could Have It So Much Better, and their first UK #1 single with Arctic Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" later that same month.
As well as new music, Domino have released produced compilations by British post-punk bands such as Orange Juice, Josef K, Fire Engines and Young Marble Giants.
The Machine opens its doors where the old Loco left off, in the Pigalle district in the North of Paris. Probably one of Paris' biggest clubs, the 3 dancefloors/concert stages blow your eardrums! (in a good way).more>>>
- 2300 square meters of kickass sound
- 3 spaces to party and chill
La Salle de Concert, le Bar à Bulles et la Chaufferie
- and a great staff!
Imperial Prod c'est l'agence de booking qui met l'accent sur la découverte et les artistes féminines via leur festival Les Femmes S'en Mêlent. Une agence artistique à taille humaine où l'on défend bec et ongle la qualité tout en soutenant une scène indépendante toujours plus créative et fournie. Un vrai poumon dans lequel on vient puiser notre air pur parmi la pollution parisienne.more>>>
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