Watch Kate Boy Vogue Dramatically in 'The Way We Are' Video

Aussie-Swedish electro-pop outfit preps U.S./U.K. tour

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Kate Boy's arrival couldn't have been better timed considering the band's sonic proximity to the Knife circa Silent Shout. While their elder Stockholmies move on to high-energy rave-ups and droning dirges (via April's SPIN Essential Shaking the Habitual), this Swedish act continues to put their own spin on a sound that's well missed. Their January Northern Lights EP has delivered a handful of highlights — namely "In Your Eyes" and the excellent titular track — followed by "The Way We Are," released last month. That elastic and darkly hued track now gets its very own music video, and the focus is once again on Australian vocalist Kate Akhurst. She purrs and howls while the dramatic lighting and image-mirroring play with the concept of duality. Also, there's fun with fluorescents and an outfit that might best be described as Tomb Raider chic. Kate Boy have added some European dates to their already announced U.S. tour.

Kate Boy tour dates:

June 6 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
June 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (with Haim)
June 9 - Toronto, Ontario @ Wrong Bar
June 10 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
June 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
June 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
June 19 - London, England @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
June 21 - Hvar, Croatia @ For Festival 2013
June 23 - Castlerea, Ireland @ Body & Soul
July 11 - Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Festival
July 27 - Emmaboda, Sweden @ Emmabodafestivalen
August 15 - Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop 2013
August 16 - Trondheim, Norway @ Pstereo
October 5 - Vienna, Austria @ Waves Festival
October 30 - Linz, Austria @ Ahoi! Pop Festival

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