Credit: Kate Boy

In 2011 Kate Akhurst moved from Australia to Stockholm, Sweden in search of musical collaborators with more in common with her aesthetic vision than she could find at home. Producers Hampus Nordgren and Markus Dextegen seem to have fit the bill, bringing a quintessentially Swedish flavor to the electronic arrangements they bring to their group Kate Boy. “Open Fire,” from their upcoming debut LP, has all the sonic ambition of The Knife mixed with pop hooks worthy of Max Martin.

Kate Boy tour dates:

October 12 /// Mexico City, Mexico /// Corona Capital

October 14 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Roxy

October 16 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Rickshaw Stop

October 17 /// Portland, OR /// Holocene

October 18 /// Seattle, WA /// The Sunset

October 21 /// Chicago, IL /// Schuba’s Tavern

October 22 /// Toronto, ON /// The Drake

October 23 /// New York, NY /// Santos Party House

October 24 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Knitting Factory

October 25 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Glasslands Gallery