Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Lily Allen, King Princess, Lana Del Rey, Chvrches, Sky Ferreira, Caroline Polachek, Nyxen, Love Fame Tragedy


Website

www.austenmusic.com

Gig

Austen

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

23 Jan

Yours and Owls

Illawarra, 2500

Wollongong

12:00am

Bio

Crafting her unique take on indie pop from her bedroom in Brisbane, Austen built up her catalogue of stand-alone singles and features before dropping her first EP independently late last year. “Passenger Seat” - named after a road trip in the desert with an ex during which it was conceived - introduced her as a rising alt-pop voice. She cut her teeth on stage supporting the likes of The Kite String Tangle, Col3trane, Nyxen, AURORA, & Love Fame Tragedy, landing in Triple J Unearthed’s Top 50 most played acts twice in her budding career.

Following on from her feature in Wolfjay's dreamy #DIYSupergroup track “Very Soon” - Austen unveils the start of a new era with her latest single “Worse Things”. The song describes her experience with anxiety, and “the way people say ‘but worse things could happen’”. Her detached, ironic commentary on panic attacks glides over jangly guitars, leaning further into the indie pop sounds inspired by the likes of Lily Allen and Sky Ferreira.

Austen, who grew up in Dalby, regional QLD - says about the track; “It’s kind of turned into my mantra lately, so it feels especially fitting to release this now. To me the song feels like looking at anxiety through this nostalgic, rose-tinged lens and being able to detach from it for a few minutes.”

Unearthed in 2018

BIGSOUND

29 Jul 2018

Winner

Austen

Austen

Shoutouts!

Joining the likes of G Flip, Kwame and Slowly Slowly on the Unearthed BIGSOUND stage!
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Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

07 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Have been loving this one so much over the last few weeks. Not only does it feel like you're glowing and reaching new heights, but you've turned anxiety into a floaty, blissful pop jam and that itself is impressive. I love this direction and i'm excited for more to come from you!

Have been loving this one so much over the last few weeks. Not only does it feel like you're glowing and reaching new heights, but you've turned anxiety into a floaty, blissful pop jam and that itself is impressive. I love this direction and i'm excited for more to come from you!

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

20 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

An instant classic by Austen

An instant classic by Austen

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

a few listens in and i'm really digging this switch up. replacing emphatic highs with poise and clarity in this smart, tip toe pop jam has me hooked.

a few listens in and i'm really digging this switch up. replacing emphatic highs with poise and clarity in this smart, tip toe pop jam has me hooked.