Stelmanis performing in 2009
|Genres||Indie rock, new wave|
|Labels||Blocks Recording Club
Paper Bag Records
|Associated acts||Owen Pallett, Austra, Galaxy, Bruce Peninsula|
Her debut album, Join Us, was released by Blocks Recording Club, a Toronto-based artistic collective that has supported numerous artists through the years including Owen Pallett, Fucked Up and Bob Wiseman. Her debut single as a solo artist, "Believe Me", was released by Loog Records and Vice Records on 22 June 2009.
Katie Stelmanis told the Interview magazine that she "was obsessed with classical music" while growing up. She cites artists such as Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and Claude Debussy as influences. Additionally, she takes inspiration from opera, Chicago house, and Detroit techno.
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