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  • Formed: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: braidsmusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 10.24.16 RT @KTTunstall: Still can't believe the amazing @braidsmusic are on tour with me - please say it's real?!! ❤️ #mutuallove https://t.co/owCk…




Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Canadian indie rock/shoegaze ensemble Braids make noisy, somewhat experimental pop that owes a heavy debt to various shoegaze bands of the '90s. Featuring the talents of keyboardist Raphaelle Standell-Preston, guitarist Katie Lee, guitarist Taylor Smith, and drummer Austin Tufts, Braids originally started out as the Calgary-based band the Neighborhood Council. The four-piece released an EP before relocating to Montreal and changing its name. Braids released their debut full-length album, Native Speaker, in early 2011. Later that year, Native Speaker was shortlisted for a Polaris Music award. After contributing to the band's second album, Flourish//Perish, Lee left the group. In June 2013, the In Kind//Amends EP offered the first taste of Braids' more streamlined, electronic-based sound.


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  • 10.24.16 Loved @KTTunstall since high school & now we're opening her UK tour! *dream* STARTS TODAY ⭐️Tour dates/Tix here -… https://t.co/SrnNxoK4uj
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  • 10.18.16 Remember to give yourself love !
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  • 10.16.16 May you never doubt your own strength.
  • 10.14.16 RT @project_pablo: I practice the techno, While @braidsmusic practices the rock!!
  • 10.13.16 Why can't printers just work ? There's always something wrong with them !!
  • 10.12.16 RT @gorillavsbear: Katie Gately @kgsounds shares her favorite song of the year, by @braidsmusic @raphaelle_sings 😢 https://t.co/OARC2LwhAd
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