Katie Stelmanis is a Toronto-based Latvian-Canadian musician, who has performed and recorded both as a solo artist and with the band Austra.
Her debut album, Join Us, was released by Blocks Recording Club, a collective also home to artists including Owen Pallett. She is classically trained and began performing in the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus at age 10. She was subsequently a member of the band Galaxy, along with Maya Postepski and Emma McKenna.
Her debut single as a solo artist, "Believe Me", was released by Loog Records and Vice Records on 22 June 2009.