Coming to you from a bedroom in Brisbane, Australia, Austen is hook-fuelled, alternative pop driven by electronic and hip hop influences, and a voice that flicks effortlessly between ethereal and commanding.
Since the success of her debut single Faded, Austen has continued to polish her darkly relatable take on pop with a steady stream of singles and vocal features, and has honed her captivating live show with support slots for the likes of The Kite String Tangle, Running Touch, Col3trane, Nyxen, and Love Fame Tragedy, a showcase at EMC and Bigsound, and a set at Big Pineapple Festival.
The start of 2019 saw her release ‘Anthem’ – the brooding electro-pop single that received Triple J spot rotation – embarking on a 5-date national tour of her own before jumping up to support Nordic pop sensation AURORA on her Groovin The Moo sideshows. Follow-up single Money and its tongue-in-cheek music video were followed by a national tour with Love Fame Tragedy (Matt Murphy formerly of The Wombats).
In the wake of a massive year of support tours and a slew of critically acclaimed singles, the 24- year old Australian songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has released her debut EP. Passenger Seat – named after a road trip in the desert with an ex during which it was conceived – is a collection of electro-pop tunes ranging from anthemic chorus hooks to dark and gritty trap- lead burners, and serves to cement the Brisbane-ite as a rising Australian indie pop force.