We’ve been getting excited about Canada’s Polaris Music Prize announcement all week here at The Line of Best Fit as their shortlist is, to put it simply, brilliant. Nominees for the prestigious prize include Destroyer, Braids and Galaxie, and over the past week, a selection of TLOBF’s writers have been taking a closer look at the nominated albums in order to see which artist deserves to be crowned Polaris Music King or Queen 2011 (Part One | Part Two).
Today, it’s the turn of nominee Austra who graciously agreed to be a part of one of our favourite features, Ham on Why? Every so often, our good pal and esteemed colleague Jen Long will track down one of her favourite artists and interview them whilst they construct a sandwich out of a selection of the (sometimes mismatched) ingredients that Jen provides, thus combining some of her favourite things: music and sandwiches. Her latest sandwich making accomplice is none other than Katie Stelmanis of Austra who joins Jen to discuss her thoughts on Britain, life on tour, and of course, sandwiches.
To check out the rest of the nominations for the Polaris Prize 2011, have a listen to our Polaris Playlist by clicking here.